• Some Women In America Still Give Birth In Chains

    24 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    We have no idea how many U.S. prisoners deliver babies each year, but some organizations, like the ACLU , estimate that 4% of the more than 200,000 women admitted to U.S. jails and prisons each year are pregnant. Amy Fettig, deputy director of their National Prison Project at the ACLU, says that “thousands” give birth. And a 2010 statement from the American Journal of Nursing claims that 6% of women in jails are pregnant.
    According to Carolyn Sufrin , author of Jailcare: Finding the Safety Net for Women Behind Bars , “The only data we have comes from a 1997 survey by the American...
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