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Listen To Women Describe The Horror Of Being Shackled While Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.11.2015 | Women

"It's just so degrading." "I know I made a mistake, but this is a totally different punishment that no one deserves." "It was the most dehumanizing, e...

Advocates Urge Cuomo To End Shackling Of Pregnant Women

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Advocates dressed up in fake pregnant bellies and wearing shackles rallied in front of the office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Mon...

Shackling Juveniles in Transportation: Hobbling Fairness

Sue Burrell | Posted 08.25.2015 | Crime
Sue Burrell

Routine shackling takes away every scintilla of control a young person has over his or her body. It is completely out of step with the research on what works in juvenile rehabilitation.

An Illegal and Inhuman Practice: We Must Stop Shackling of Pregnant Incarcerated Women

Negar Mortazavi | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Negar Mortazavi

With only 5 percent of the world's population, the United States has 25 percent of the world's incarcerated persons. As members of a society that has the highest rate of incarceration, it is our moral and ethical duty to question the treatment of individuals behind prison walls.

Immigrants' Greatest Potential Ally - American Women

Elena Shore | Posted 07.17.2012 | Latino Voices
Elena Shore

And with the Mexican American population booming -- through birth, not immigration - the new target of anti-immigrant and anti-Latino hysteria is now the pregnant mother.

Mothers Behind Bars in the United States: A Human Rights Issue

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

Mothers behind bars are invisible to most of us. To the extent they are thought of at all, they are caricatured as the ultimate bad mother who has violated the basic maternal commitment to care for her children.

Doctors Condemn Shackling Mothers in Labor and Delivery

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

This week, the American Medical Association called for an end to one of the most draconian practices in the U.S.: the shackling of incarcerated mothers during labor, delivery and post delivery.

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.

Giving Birth in Shackles

Meghan Rhoad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Meghan Rhoad

There is an international consensus that shackling is an intolerable practice, irreconcilable with human rights principles, along with prohibitions against torture and inhuman or degrading treatment.