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Reproductive Injustice: The State of Reproductive Health Care for Women in New York State Prisons

  • Organization: Correctional Association of New York
  • Document Type: Brief/Motion Papers
  • Date Created: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
  • Submitted: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
  • Attachment(s): LINK

Produced by the Women in Prison Project, this report reveals the failure of the New York State prison system  to provide quality reproductive health care and treat women with respect for their basic dignity and human rights.

Based over a five-year period on interviews with 950 incarcerated women, 20 visits to prisons housing women in New York, data from over 1,550 surveys, and reviews of medical charts, the report reveals a shockingly poor standard of care, the routine denial of basic reproductive health and hygiene items, and the continued illegal practice of shackling pregnant women during labor and childbirth.

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