IS PRENATAL CARE AVAILABLE FOR PREGNANT PRISONERS?
“I delivered my baby girl, shackled to a hospital bed, in a vulnerable position exposed to all, without family and only corrections officers by my side.”
Because access to health care can be restricted in the prison system, many incarcerated women do not have access to quality prenatal care.
Pregnant prisoners are often shackled during their pregnancy and through labor. (Amnesty International)