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Shackling Pregnant Inmates

Lawmaker: Stop Shackling Pregnant Inmates

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.18.2013 | Crime

Pregnant inmates will no longer be shackled in D.C. jails, if a bill introduced this week is passed. "This is one of those issues that's a no brain...

Birthing Justice: End Shackling Now

Jamarah Abdullah Amani | Posted 05.12.2012 | Miami
Jamarah Abdullah Amani

It baffles me that we, as a society, allow the horrific practice of shackling to continue without more outrage.

Cristina Costantini

Woman Shackled During Childbirth Sues Sheriff Joe Arpaio | Cristina Costantini | Posted 12.22.2011 | Latino Voices

Two years ago today Miriam Mendiola-Martinez gave birth while in police custody, after being arrested for using false documents to obtain work. She sa...

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.

Shackling Pregnant Inmates May Be Banned Under New Law

AP | CRISTIAN SALAZAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — For nearly four hours before she gave birth, Venita Pinckney had a chain wrapped around her swollen abdomen. Her ankles were shackled...