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Moms behind bars record bedtime stories


LA CROSSE (WKOW) -- Reading bedtime stories becomes a bonding moment for parents and their kids.

But for moms behind bars, those moments don't exist.

That's why there's a program at the La Crosse County Jail called Storybook.

A recording is made of the inmates reading a book and it's sent to their children.

Kiara is a mom behind bars who says she's going to turn her life around.

"When I read those books I feel like she's sitting right next to me. That's why I read the way I do. And I just feel like, she doesn't forget the mom I have been and the mom I can be because I know I'm a great mom."

Private donors pay for the books CDs and postage.

Volunteers spend one night a month helping incarcerated women record the special message.

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