Shackled and Giving Birth in Pennsylvania Prisons

The inaugural issue of the Philadelphia Bar Association Women in the Profession Newsletter, July 2011, featured an article by Kathleen Creamer on theHealthy Birth for Incarcerated Women  Act.  This legislation makes Pennsylvania the 10th state to outlaw the risky and inhumane practice of shackling incarcerated women during childbirth.  Read the complete article here.

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