Valley Advocate covers Massachusetts bill to ban shackling of pregnant women

Leah spoke with the Valley Advocate about PPI's testimony in support of S 1171.

by Leah Sakala, January 3, 2014

I spoke with the Valley Advocate for a new article on a bill to ban the routine use of physical restraints on incarcerated pregnant women after the first trimester, including during labor and delivery.

The bill was up for a hearing earlier this month, and we submitted written testimony urging the legislature add Massachusetts to the growing list of states that have rejected this inhumane and dangerous practice.

We’ll be reporting back with updates, so stay tuned!



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