CUNY Professor Describes Being Shackled While Giving Birth

A recent ACLU blog post quotes powerful testimony delivered to the UN Committee this week:

Tina Reynolds described the substandard medical care she received in prison during her pregnancy and the inhumane treatment she was subjected to during childbirth: “I gave birth to my son while I was in prison, shackled to the gurney during childbirth with an officer who didn’t even know my name observing the arrival of my son.”

http://blog.aclu.org/index.php?/archives/505-CERD-Addresses-Womens-Issues.html

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