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A teenaged Indian boy worked for years to earn enough money to free his mother on bail. Kanhaiya Kumari was born in an Indian prison because his mother was five months pregnant when she was arrested for murder in 1993. Both mother and son remained in prison together for six years, and then Kanhaiya was sent to a home for juveniles. He was released after seven years, and learned that his mother had denied the charges against her and had been granted bail. Since his father was unwilling to post bail for his wife, Kanhaiya began looking for a way to earn enough money to free his mother. He found a job in a garment factory and was able to earn the 5,000 rupees ($89 U.S.) to allow his mother to be released. Though the case has prompted Indian authorities to take a closer look at the prison system in the country, Kanhaiya says all he cares about is having his mother back. He said, “I was very sad. Without her, I had no one by me. I worked hard to get the money for the release of my mother. I’m very happy now.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

On bail for 19 years, son born in jail works to raise bond for mother, by Peter Shadbolt, http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/30/world/asia/india-bail/index.html?iref=allsearch , Accessed May 30, 2013.

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