California

NIRH worked with the California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP) to pass compensation for survivors of forced sterilization who were incarcerated between 2006-2010 in the state budget. This budget item was precedent-setting not only in California but across the country -- discouraging similarly invasive and irreparably harmful practices in prisons and detention centers. With NIRH's support, CCWP ran an educational campaign with their communities of currently and formerly incarcerated people to let them know about how to apply for reparations. This budget item will provide compensation, recognition, and notification to survivors of coercive reproductive procedures would provide some tangible redress for the terrible harm that has been done to the people impacted and would advance reproductive justice in California.