CA Women in Prison Project to Release Report on Reproductive Health Care in NYS Prisons

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Reproductive health care in prison is often severely substandard, threatening women’s health and rights.  The Correctional Association of New York’s upcoming report, “Reproductive Injustice: the State of Reproductive Health Care for Women in New York State’s Prisons,” takes readers behind prison walls to understand the challenges women face in accessing quality reproductive health care and the daily degradation incarcerated women experience, from shackling during pregnancy to the separation of mothers from their newborns to the denial of sufficient sanitary supplies.

The first report of its kind in the country, “Reproductive Injustice” is based on 20 prison visits, interviews with 950 incarcerated women, data from over 1,550 surveys, medical chart reviews, and analyses of prison and community health policies.  The report features chapters on access to GYN care, prenatal care, shackling pregnant women, and solitary confinement, and offers concrete recommendations for reform.

Sign up here to receive your copy when “Reproductive Injustice” is released this Fall.