Reproductive Justice for Incarcerated Women

California Awards Reparations to People the State Forcibly Sterilized

2022-04-21T16:05:28-04:00July 13th, 2021|Impact, Proactive Policy, Reproductive Justice for Incarcerated Women|

NIRH partnered with the California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP) in 2021 to fight for reparations for the hundreds of survivors of state-sponsored forced sterilization. Through a grassroots campaign, wide coalition support, and intense lobbying, this successful campaign resulted in $7.5 million in California’s state budget. Read our press release on this historic victory. Between [...]

Prohibiting the Shackling of Pregnant Incarcerated Women in MA

2016-04-18T17:52:00-04:00April 18th, 2016|Impact, Proactive Policy, Reproductive Justice for Incarcerated Women|

In 2016, NIRH supported the implementation of new laws in Massachusetts designed to prohibit the shackling of pregnant incarcerated women and improve the treatment of pregnant women in prison overall with our partners Prisoners’ Legal Services and the Prison Birth Project. They engaged in public education, media outreach, advocacy with executive branch officials, and research, [...]

Advocating for a Statewide Anti-Shackling Ban in California

2019-06-19T16:46:54-04:00September 28th, 2012|Impact, Proactive Policy, Reproductive Justice for Incarcerated Women|

In California, NIRH had initially supported the work of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children in San Francisco, who convened two roundtables of formerly incarcerated women and girls, advocates, prison officials, healthcare providers, and policymakers. They discussed shackling and reproductive care provided to incarcerated pregnant women in the San Francisco Bay Area and how to [...]

Improving Reproductive Healthcare for Incarcerated Women in Pennsylvania and Alabama

2010-07-18T18:12:09-04:00July 18th, 2010|Impact, Proactive Policy, Reproductive Justice for Incarcerated Women|

In 2010, NIRH supported the work of partner New Voices Pittsburgh to build toward better policies in the Pittsburgh prison system for pregnant women. With NIRH’s support, New Voices hosted Policymaker Leadership Institute to introduce local elected officials to the reproductive justice framework and to discuss the reproductive health of incarcerated women in county jails. [...]

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