No More Shackles – AB 2530 is Signed

On September 28th, 2012, Governor Jerry Brown of California has finally signed AB 2530, which is a bill that bans shackling of pregnant women in California’s state prisons, juvenile detention facilities and county jails.

For years, pregnant women who are incarcerated, have had to wear chains around their pregnant bellies while appearing in court, shackles around their ankles while seeing doctors and very often have been shackled and handcuffed while giving birth. What an outrage!!

 

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