Monday, March 14, 2016

ACLU Report Finds Prisons Are Failing Reproductive Needs

A report by the American Civil Liberties Union has found an alarming number of violations of reproductive rights in state and county prisons across California. They include denial or delay of prenatal and postpartum care, and insufficient nutrition, even in cases where a woman has a high-risk pregnancy. The report also documented accounts of women who were denied menstruation supplies and the failure to protect them from sexual assault - particularly for transgender women who are often placed in male, and not female prison facilities.
Pacifica’s Saadia Malik files this report: