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Shackling women prisoners during childbirth labor

 
 
Reply Tue 9 Jun, 2009 10:03 am
Twenty-three states and the Federal Bureau of Prisons allowed women prisoners to be shackled during labour, a practice considered to be inhuman and degrading as well as potentially dangerous for the health of the mother or her baby.

New Mexico just changed it's law to end the shackling practice.

What is the practice in your state?

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Eva
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jun, 2009 10:12 am
Whaaaaa?

Why in the world would anyone do that?! It's not as if the woman could run away!
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aidan
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jun, 2009 10:28 am
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
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Twenty-three states and the Federal Bureau of Prisons allowed women prisoners to be shackled during labour, a practice considered to be inhuman and degrading as well as potentially dangerous for the health of the mother or her baby.

I'd call that torture.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jun, 2009 12:08 pm
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
If this thread is based on the atricle from the Huffington Post,
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/meghan-rhoad/giving-birth-in-shackles_b_208268.html
I have to say this is one the poorest examples of credible journalism I have ever read.
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Reply Wed 10 Jun, 2009 10:17 am
@dyslexia,
No, wrong again, Dys. I read about New Mexico's change in the Albuquerque Journal. I never read the Huffington Post article.

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