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Pregnant Prisoners

The Number Of Women Behind Bars Is Skyrocketing, And Here's The Upsetting Result

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 07.29.2014 | Crime

For many Americans, the Netflix hit series "Orange Is the New Black" was their first introduction to the inner world of female incarceration. The show...

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...

Should A Pregnant Inmate Be Shackled During Delivery? Two-Thirds Of States Say 'Yes'

Posted 10.11.2012 | Parents

On Sept. 28, a new bill was passed into law in California, making the state one of the first in the country to completely ban the practice of shacklin...

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...