After years of work, dangerous shackles and restraints can no longer be used on pregnant women in California’s prisons and jails. Governor Brown signed AB 2530, authored by Assembly member Atkins, after it passed the legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support. Read the California ACLU’s press release: CLICK HERE.
Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona signed into law a measure to limit the shackling of pregnant women, bringing the number of states with such laws on the books to 15. The new law applies to state and county prisons and jails, and prohibits shackling during transportation to the hospital to give birth as well as during labor, delivery, and post-partum recovery. Read more: CLICK HERE.