Friday, February 26, 2010

Pregnant and Shackled

RH Reality Check's Aimee Newman examines Washington state's proposed legislation which would ban on the shackling of pregnant incarcerated women or youth in almost all circumstances. Newman points out that the majority of women in prison are first-time, non-violent offenders. And a startling 5% of incarcerated women in the US are pregnant.

New America Media reports on the shackling of pregnant undocumented immigrants in Arizona; and check out Boulder Weekly's Pregnant in Prison.

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