SEOUL, Jul. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Justice said Monday it will implement a program called “Mom’s Voice” from next month that allows female inmates to record themselves reading fairytales to their children.
To promote the emotional stability of the inmates’ children, government officials explained, the ministry decided to run a program to deliver fairy tale books with a mother’s voice recorded to her children.
As of July of this year, 840 women in correctional facilities nationwide had young children, and 213 of them had preschool children aged between 0 to 6.
“Unlike the Family Relations Restoration Program at correctional facilities, many female inmates are expected to participate in the program, because they are able to send the recordings to their children without notifying them that they are incarcerated,” the ministry said.
The “Mom’s Voice” program will be expanded to institutions across the country after a trial run at the Cheongju Women’s Prison starting next month.
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