Massachusetts

In 2015, Prisoners' Legal Services, with the support of the National Institute, worked to monitor implementation of a state law that prohibits the shackling of pregnant incarcerated women through pregnancy, labor, delivery, and recovery and notified prisons and jails of violations. They also engaged in stakeholder education around the law by creating educational materials for defense attorneys and relevant professional organizations. This project was conducted in partnership with Prison Birth Project, also a National Institute partner.