Thousands of women are locked up in U.S. prisons and one Minnesota Group is working to get books in the hands of the incarcerated. The Women's Prison Book Project based in Minneapolis's the Seward neighborhood, organizes donations to prisoners nationwide. Dixie Treichel from KAXE reports.
Seatbelts, more responsible behaviour and a decline in drug abuse boosted Minnesota to #1 in the latest Kids Count report* ... and the state achieved that ranking even though the child poverty rate increased to 14%. Trouble is, the child poverty rate nationally has increased even more dramatically. So although there is something to celebrate with this latest report, it doesn't tell the whole story.