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Johannesburg prison builds mother and baby unit

6 March 2013 Last updated at 10:14 GMT

A South African prison service has been trying to make a better environment for children growing up in jail.

Johannesburg prison's newly built mother and baby unit means that although the mothers are convicted criminals, they have the chance to bond with their children in better conditions.

Female prisoners in South Africa are only allowed to stay with their babies until the age of two.

Nomsa Maseko reports.