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Meet The "Invisible Children" Growing Up In Mexican Prisons

Dozens of children are born to women inside Mexican prisons each year and spend the first six years of their lives there.

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MEXICO CITY — There are currently more than 350 children under 6 years of age who were born in prisons across Mexico and have known no other life. They are called "invisible children" because there is no law within the penitentiary system that recognizes them, and no budget assigned to take care of them.

Reinserta un Mexicano, a Mexican NGO, has been working with these children and their mothers for three years. On Wednesday, the group released a yearbook, much like the ones at regular schools, showing the world some of these kids.


Karla Zabludovsky is the Mexico bureau chief and Latin America correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in Mexico City.

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