Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Born Free... Not

Did anyone else see this article by Ayelet Waldman at Salon: Mothers in Chains? Looking around for info on my own state, I discovered that here in NC Departments of Corrections may use handcuffs, leg-irons and belly-chains. Belly-chains during transport to the hospital? Women may be shackled and chained here during labor and delivery. How often is this necessary?

Doula News has excerpts from the Amnesty International report on pregnant women in prison. Do people ever think?

Update: that link isn't working, so check out Amnesty report blasts shackling female inmates . Thanks to The Mommy Blawg for the link.

1 comment:

The Mommy Blawger said...

Thanks for the link! I like your blog.