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See how we facilitate parent/child visits in places where kids could only otherwise see their parents via video visit.

A mother's love

cannot be bound

What We Do

The Minnesota Prison Doula Project (MnPDP) provides pregnancy and parenting support for incarcerated women. We provide birth support from trained doulas, as well as group-based and individual education and support to pregnant women and mothers. The goal is to nurture healthy mother-child relationships and increase parenting confidence and skills.

We work with women serving sentences in the Minnesota Correctional Facility - Shakopee (Minnesota’s only women’s state prison) and women held in county correctional facilities.

Coming 2019: We will soon offer parenting education for incarcerated fathers in partnership with men incarcerated at Ramsey County Correctional Facility. Group will begin this summer!

Our mission

Working in compassionate solidarity with incarcerated parents to create

community, opportunity, and change. 

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Prison Doula Project



Minnesota Prison Doula Project
PO Box 18603

Minneapolis, MN 55418

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