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How Far is Home? Where Lakin’s Women Come From: With only one prison facility in the state for women, families in some counties can have a long commute to visit their incarcerated loved ones. "Visitation has been shown in studies to be a powerful tool of mitigation for many of the harms children experience when their parents are incarcerated, but visitation rates are woefully low." — Amy Cyphert, author of “Prisoners of Fate: The Challenge of Creating Change for Children of Incarcerated Parents,” Published in the Maryland Law Review Vol. 77.