This Woman Was Shackled While Pregnant in Federal Prison. A New Bill Would Make Sure That Never Happens Again
September 13, 2018

Pamela Winn was shackled by the ankles and wrists while pregnant, with a chain wrapping around her belly.  After she fell while being transported due to the restraints of the shackles, she miscarried.

“The Pregnant Women in Custody Act, introduced by Reps. Karen Bass (D–Calif.), Mia Love (R–Utah) and Catherine Clark (D–Mass.), would ban the use of restraints and restrictive housing on female inmates during pregnancy, during labor, and post-partum. It would also set standards of care for pregnant female inmates.”

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