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Tutwiler (full film) | FRONTLINE + The Marshall Project

What happens to women who are pregnant in prison, and to the babies born to them? A rare and intimate look at pregnancy and motherhood behind bars.

FRONTLINE and The Marshall Project go inside Alabama’s Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in “Tutwiler” — an unforgettable window into the lives of pregnant women in prison, and what happens to their newborns. A documentary short from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon.

U.S. television premiere on America Reframed on World Channel, 5/19/2020.

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