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Special Mother's Day for jailed moms

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Some children who don't normally get to see their moms, got to spend a little time with them on Mother's Day.

About two dozen women locked up at the Richmond City jail spent the afternoon with their families.

Mother's Day is the only time of the year inmates are allowed to come in contact with their family.

The sheriff gives the inmates a chance to see their kids in the hopes they "clean up" their ways and don't come back to jail.

One inmate says she cherished the time she got to spend with her family, "this is my first time ever being in this situation like this so for people that take that kind of freedom for granted, they need to not take that freedom for granted because it's not worth it being in here and missing your family and not being able to see them every day."

Only non-violent offenders were allowed to see their families and each one of these women has been behind bars for at least a month.

Usually the inmates are only allowed a phone call from their families. The jail does a similar event for dads on Father's Day.

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