Mothers of Bedford National Broadcast Premiere

March 13, 2014

Winner of the 2013 Director’s Award at the Social Justice Film Festival, Jennifer McShane’s powerful documentary Mothers of Bedford will premiere on PBS World’s Channel as part of the America ReFramed series on March 18th at 8pm. To learn which channel this is in your area, just enter your zipcode through this link.



More than 4,000 children have a mother incarcerated in a New York State correctional facility. . Mothers of Bedford follows five mothers through the trials and tribulations of daily life in prison with the additional pressures of attempting to parent while being an inmate. We see moments of the mundane and the magnificent from within the confines of the prison: the cells the mothers live in with their children to birthday celebrations and mother’s day--moments of joy and emotion that transcend confinement.


VOLS works with incarcerated mothers in New York State correctional facilities to promote parent-child reunification and to preserve and protect family ties. In 2013, over 20 pro bono attorneys and 15 law students assisted over 110 mothers. You can learn more about the Incarcerated Mothers Law Project here.


Please watch and share the movie trailer with friends, family, and colleagues to spread awareness about this important issue.