Birthing in Chains: Women in US Prisons Struggle for their Reproductive Rights

Today on WINGS: pregnant women in America’s prisons are being shackled to their beds and cells. Others are being sterilized, some say, against their will. A national movement has made some gains but has far to go. This Making Contact documentary is in WINGS courtesy of the National Radio Project.

Featured guests/speakers:

Courtney Hooks, Justice Now! campaign communications director; Tina Reynolds, Women on the Rise Telling HerStory (WORTH) co-founder and chair; Samantha Rogers, California Coalition for Women Prisoners; Karen Shain, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children former policy director; Victoria Law, Resistance Behind Bars author; Kimberly, formerly incarcerated mother; Joe Higgins, Rappahannock Regional Jail superintendent; Carolyn Sulfrin, Ob/Gyn Dr. at the San Francisco Jail, and fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.


Content produced for Making Contact by Jen Chien and Lisa Barfai; adapted to WINGS by Frieda Werden.

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