Mothers of Bedford


Part of the Art for Justice Film Series presented by The University of Arizona Poetry Center.

Eighty percent of women in US prisons today are mothers of school-age children. Mothers of Bedford tells the story of five women, mapping the experience of motherhood through the lens of mass incarceration.  Filmed over four years, the film chronicles Sister Elaine Roulet’s work in the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, where Roulet works to allow greater access between incarcerated mothers and their children.