Shackled: Women Behind Bars Deliver in Chains

You need not go overseas to find violations of women's rights and health care rights, say opponents of restraining female prisoners while they give birth. In 40 states, non-violent women prisoners are shackled by their feet, hands and sometimes bellies during labor and delivery. These American moms-to-be are giving birth in leg irons, handcuffs or waist chains in state prisons and county jails, in federal immigration detention centers and inside juvenile detention facilities. And the...Full Story
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