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Maintaining the Bond Between Prisoners and Their Children

Joyce Dixson co-founded "Sons and Daughters of the Incarcerated" a group which helps children whose parents are in prison. Dixson served seventeen years in prison after being convicted of shooting her husband. She left two children behind when she went to prison in 1976. She later became the first woman to earn an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan while incarcerated. Dixson's sentence was reduced, and she was released from prison in 1993. She went directly to the University of Michigan and earned a master's degree in social work.


Other segments from the episode on December 17, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 17, 1996: Interview with Joyce Dixson; Review of Volumes 4 -7 of the CD series "Television's Greatest Hits"; Interview with Chaim Herzog; Review of the year's…


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