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.
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.