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Death Row Upheaval: Court Strikes Down State's Lethal Injection Law

AP | JEANNIE NUSS | Posted 08.22.2012 | Crime

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas Supreme Court struck down the state's execution law Friday, but did not deem lethal injection or the death pena...

A Decision Whose Time Has Come: Constitution Protects Women in Prison From Unsafe Shackling During Labor And Delivery

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

Last week, in a historic ruling, a federal Court of Appeals held that the U.S. Constitution protects pregnant women in prison from the inhumane practice of shackling during labor.

In Labor, In Chains

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

Most mothers behind bars are restrained during labor, delivery and post-delivery as a matter of routine practice in our nation's jails and prisons.