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Babies Behind Bars

Status = Current(whom we are actively involved with in a mentoring relationship)


Please Note:  This ministry is in no way affiliated to or associated with the initiative of a similar name run by "Mrs South Africa".


Type of Project

Mothers and Babies in Prisons


Geographical Area

Diepkloof, Heidelberg, Pretoria Central Prison – Gauteng Province

Polsmoor Prison – Western Cape Province

Potchefstroom Prison – North West Province

Kroonstad – Free State Province

Eastern Cape, Queenstown



Life is tough for the many women behind bars who are imprisoned when they are pregnant or have toddlers.  The children stay with their mother until they are two years old, and then are removed from them.  Marilyn Harte is intimately involved in:

Reformation and impartation of life skills forms an essential part of assisting women to adjust to life on the ‘outside’.  80% of those ministered to have found jobs and accommodation and are attending church on a regular basis.

Marilyn’s desire is to touch the lives of all babies incarcerated in prison, of which there are 200 under the age of two presently in South Africa.


Unsung Hero(es)

Marilyn Harte



Joy Carr


Regional Leader

Lance Carr



For Babies:

Formula, blankets, towelling nappies, clothing, baby lotion, baby shampoo, rash-ointment, toys.

For Mothers:

Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Soap, Washing Powder for clothing, Hair Shampoo, Ear Buds, Antiseptic Creams/Liquids, First Aid Plasters.


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