Being Shackled During Labor Is Just One Of Many Indignities Suffered By Women In American Prisons


Being Shackled During Labor Is Just One Of Many Indignities Suffered By Women In American Prisons

As far as the national conversation about prison reform goes, one group that has been historically left out of the mix is — big surprise — women. That fact is something that Senators Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren are trying to change with a new bill that demands not only basics for inmates, like sanitary supplies and the right to give birth without being handcuffed, but also that the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) recognize women as human beings deserving of respect. And yep: Turns out, that is something we still have to legislate.
The bill, titled the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, …

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