AB 1900 is up for signature by the Governor, and would end the practice of restrictive shackling of pregnant inmates. Currently, nearly two-thirds of California’s county jails shackle pregnant women in ways that could cause miscarriage or other injuries.
Bill AB 1900 seeks to stop this inhumane treatment of pregnant women.
In the News:
August 25, SF Gate, On Shackling Pregnant Inmates by Lois Kazakoff
August 26, San Francisco Chronicle, End practice of shackling by Carolyn Sufrin
August 28, Sacramento Bee Viewpoints: It’s time for California to remove shackles from pregnant inmates by Britt Guerrero
September 1, Catholic San Francisco, California bill would bring end to shackling of pregnant prisoners by Valerie Schmalz
September 2, RH Reality Check, Locked Up, Pregnant, and Shackled: Governor Schwarzenegger Can Unchain Them by LeaJay Harper, Center for Young Women’s Development (a Women’s Foundation of California grant partner)
AB1900 was conceived by the Criminal Justice Team of the Women’s Policy Institute.