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One in 10 women are entering prison while pregnant. Scores of others have children left behind. What happens when a child is serving a sentence for a crime they didn’t commit? Soledad explores solutions to America’s broken prison families, including a program at Washington Corrections Center for Women that keeps mothers and babies together while they both grow — in their separate ways. Could this be the answer to the problem of broken families?

Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning journalist who founded the Starfish Media Group in 2013. SMG is a multi-platform media production and distribution company, dedicated to human stories that sometimes tackle divisive social issues. O’Brien was previously an anchor for CNN, where she hosted two shows, numerous specials, covered breaking news around the globe, and created the documentary series In America. O’Brien and SMG continue to produce Black in America for CNN. She also reports and produces documentaries and segments for Al Jazeera America, HBO Real Sports, National Geographic and others.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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    Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning journalist who founded the Starfish Media Group in 2013. SMG...

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