More mothers are ending up behind bars. Meeting the needs of their children is becoming a bigger priority

Atlanta (CNN)It’s just before sunrise on a Saturday morning, and the first few children are slowly trickling in. They’ve arrived at an office space that could easily be mistaken for a cheerful elementary school classroom, with its bright primary colors and cubbies along the wall. The teenagers slump onto couches, while the littlest ones mostly stand, rubbing sleepy eyes. “We’re all one here,” says Charlene, who asked that her last name not be used because of the stigma of incarceration. “You don’t feel so bad visiting your daughter in prison. It feels like we’re just going on an outing.” These outings are the creation of Sandra Barnhill and her staff at Foreverfamily. Every month, caregivers and children pick up breakfasts …