Babies Behind Bars

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  • 2017
  • 1 Season
  • 6.2  (116)

Babies Behind Bars is a heartwarming yet tragic Lifetime Movie Network production that offers a glimpse into the lives of incarcerated pregnant women and the trials and tribulations they face throughout their pregnancies. The film takes viewers behind bars to witness the daily routines of pregnant inmates and offers a unique perspective on the challenges these women face while serving time and seeking to bond with their newborns.

The film explores the lives of four women, all of whom are serving time in Indiana Women's Prison, and follows them through their pregnancies and their journey through the prison's Mother-Infant Program. The program offers these women the opportunity to have their infants stay with them in a designated nursery before being transferred to outside caregivers.

Lesley Sharp stars as the prison's maternal child health coordinator, who is responsible for ensuring the safety and health of both the mothers and their newborns. She is an essential character in the film, and her tireless work provides a compelling insight into the program's inner workings.

One of the women the film focuses on is Bobi Brush, a young woman caught up in a drug bust. She is due to give birth within six weeks of the film's beginning and is hoping to be released early from prison to care for her child. Bobi's story is heart-wrenching, as she struggles with the possibility of losing her child and the uncertainty of her own future. Mary Bullock's story is no less gripping, and the film provides an intimate look into her life and that of her unborn child.

As the film progresses, viewers are moved by the close bond between mother and child, which develops throughout the film. The Mothers-Infant Program that the prison offers allows for the natural bonding process to occur, and viewers are taken through the day-to-day struggle of these mothers to care for their infants in a prison environment.

The film's pacing is excellent, allowing time to explore the challenges the mothers face on a daily basis, such as feeding and bathing their infants in a restricted environment. It also provides insight into the ways in which the maternal child health coordinator and other support staff members work to ensure the safety and health of both mother and child.

Babies Behind Bars is highly emotive, and viewers are taken through a roller coaster of emotions as they explore the various stories and struggles of the women featured in the film. The documentary allows for a close examination of the lives of these women, as they endure the hardships of prison life while simultaneously striving to be the best mothers possible.

In conclusion, Babies Behind Bars is a unique and emotional film that offers viewers an inside look into the lives of pregnant incarcerated women. The documentary offers a balanced look into the lives of these women, their struggles, and their successes. The film's moving portrayal of the bonds between mother and child will touch viewers' hearts and leave a lasting impact on their minds.

Babies Behind Bars is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on January 31, 2017.

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Believe In Me
10. Believe In Me
August 26, 2018
Brandi wins parole, but life outside the prison walls is hard for her and daughter. Stephanie's family visits, and baby Abigail gets to meet her two big brothers for the first time.
God's Got The Last Say
9. God's Got The Last Say
August 26, 2018
Stakes run high as Brandi finally goes before a hostile parole board to plead her case. Two pregnant inmates apply for the Wee Ones program which has only one open spot. Maranda goes through a bitter breakup with her girlfriend.
Mommas Can Conquer The World
8. Mommas Can Conquer The World
August 26, 2018
Brandi struggles to get ready for her parole hearing and possible release. Three inmates vie for the new, highly coveted Nanny position, but a mean-girl clique has strong opinions on who should win. Donyell gives birth to a baby girl.
We Have An Emergency
7. We Have An Emergency
August 19, 2018
A mother's worst nightmare occurs as Jeanie's son stops breathing during a routine doctor's visit. Maranda, who is fed up with being a nanny, moves out of the Wee Ones unit. Taylor sees her premature twins for the time since their birth.
Why Be Good?
6. Why Be Good?
August 19, 2018
Jeanie goes into premature labor and is rushed to the hospital. Brandi gets into trouble, and confronts the woman she thinks snitched on her. Stephanie's mother wants baby Abigail to come live with her, but Stephanie resists.
That B*tch Ate My Cake
5. That B*tch Ate My Cake
August 12, 2018
After Officer Leath cracks down, an inmate fears her daughter will be taken away. A new pregnant inmate enters the program and is immediately targeted by the mean girls who accuse her of stealing a radio.
I Don't Want To See This Place Ever Again
4. I Don't Want To See This Place Ever Again
August 12, 2018
Stephanie finally has her day in court, hoping for the early release that will allow her to bring baby home.
Drugs Is The Devil
3. Drugs Is The Devil
July 24, 2018
Stephanie hopes for the early release that will enable her to bring her daughter home even though she hasn't completed her drug abuse treatment.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
July 24, 2018
As prison relationships are strictly forbidden, one inmate risks losing her daughter if she gets caught with her girlfriend.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
January 31, 2017
A controversial prison nursery program at the Indiana Women's Prison allows a few select inmates to raise their babies behind bars. But the rules are strict; there's zero tolerance on Wee One's Unit 7, and one slip-up can result in an inmate mom losing her child.
Where to Watch Babies Behind Bars
Babies Behind Bars is available for streaming on the Lifetime Movie Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Babies Behind Bars on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 31, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (116)