Female Legislators Introduce Bill to Ban Shackling of Pregnant Women in Federal Prisons
Date:  09-14-2018

Bi-partisan bill would also prohibit pregnant women from being placed in solitary confinement
From The Washington Post:

A bipartisan group of female legislators in the House are introducing a bill that would outlaw the shackling of pregnant women while they are incarcerated in federal prisons.

The legislation announced Thursday would also establish minimum standards of care for pregnant inmates and their babies, create training programs for guards handling expectant mothers, and set up a study to examine the care of pregnant women behind bars.

The bill essentially codifies a Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) policy that calls for not restraining pregnant women unless they are a threat to themselves or others, or are an escape risk. Continue reading >>>