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October 27, 2022

Lowell Correctional launches program to better support pregnant, postpartum incarcerated women

Sarah Wilson

MARION COUNTY, Fla. — Women incarcerated at Lowell Correctional Institution in Marion County who are pregnant or postpartum are now able to take part in a first-of-its-kind program designed to support mothers and babies.

The Florida Department of Corrections announced Wednesday that the recently launched lactation program supports the women to provide breastmilk for their babies.

"This program will assist inmates in maintaining a distinct bond [with their children] while providing education and encouraging positive, healthy habits," said FDOC Secretary Ricky Dixon.

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As Florida's largest state agency, and the third largest state prison system in the country, FDC employs 24,000 members, incarcerates 80,000 inmates and supervises nearly 146,000 offenders in the community.

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