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Shackling legislation made it through the Senate

Our friends at Legal Voice shared with us that House bill 2747 just passed the Senate. The bill will restrict the use of restraints on incarcerated pregnant women in their third trimester and in labor and childbirth.

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Unanimous Vote On Shackling

I’m a little late in reading my emails but I see that on February 13, the House voted unanimously to ban shackling pregnant inmates while they’re giving birth. House Bill 2747, proposed by Rep. Jeannie Darneille, D-Tacoma, also outlaws shackling … Continue reading

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Shackling pregnant women during childbirth – Legislative update

Shackling pregnant women during labor and childbirth? Unbelievable? It’s true, it happens, right here in Washington State. Open Arms hopes the practice will be stopped. Legal Voice describes what happens, the outcry (including harsh words from Amnesty International) and the … Continue reading

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