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Statement of Opposition to Shackling Pregnant Women and Girls in Correctional Facilities in Maryland

In recognition of the harms of shackling pregnant women, a growing number of states prohibit or restrict shackling of pregnant prisoners. We urge state lawmakers to act now on behalf of women here in Maryland, by prohibiting the practice of shackling pregnant women and girls during transport, labor, delivery and recovery. (Read the full Statement of Opposition)

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