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Washington State Bans Shackling of Incarcerated Women in Labor and Post-Delivery

Washington state Gov. Chris Gregoire last week signed into law a bill that forbids the routine shackling of pregnant women in and after labor…

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Anti-Shackling Bill Passed by New York State Legislature

A bill that would prohibit the shackling of pregnant, incarcerated women in labor has passed both the New York state House and…

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Civil Rights Win in Case of Woman Shackled During Labor

In 2008, we wrote about the treatment of Juana Viilegas, who was shackled to a hospital bed during labor and after delivery…

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Vetoes Anti-Shackling Bill

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed AB 1900, a bill requiring the Corrections Standards Authority to develop standards on the shackling of…

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Shackled During Labor: Nothing to Lose But Your Humanity

The image of pregnant women heading to the delivery room with handcuffs, leg shackles and belly chains is almost inconceivable. Yet as…

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