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The Plight of the Pregnant Prisoner.
September 25, 2002 9:26 AM   Subscribe

The Plight of the Pregnant Prisoner. Every culture has to decide what to do with their pregnant prisoners. Here in the USA, are we doing the best we can? And then there is the whole abortion debate.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy (6 comments total)

 
Here is an introduction to the full Amnesty International study. Also, an ABC news Nightline report.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 9:30 AM on September 25, 2002


Photographer Jane Evelyn Atwood has published a great book about women in prison, many of them pregnant

(for photography buffs, here she talks about her favorite camera -- .pdf file, go to page 9, corporate publicity source I am totally not affiliated with -- I wish)
posted by matteo at 9:51 AM on September 25, 2002


For the unsuspecting, the abortion debate link plays a very loud, obnoxious embedded MIDI, the controls for which are at the dead bottom of the page. It left me with no desire to read the content.
posted by Dreama at 10:32 AM on September 25, 2002


Oops, sorry Dreama...I very rarely have the sound turned on, so I missed that. Too bad you didn't read the link(s) because both were interesting. The first was about a prisoner who was not allowed to get an abortion, even though she was willing to pay for it herself. The second link was about a judge who sentenced a woman to prison (for kiting checks) rather than suspending her sentence because he did not want her to be able to get an abortion.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 2:43 PM on September 25, 2002


SLOG (great name, btw), thanks for the eye-opening links. I never knew.
posted by DenOfSizer at 2:45 PM on September 25, 2002


Of possible interest is NFL Vikings Quarterback Daunte Culpepper. He was born in prison!
posted by BinGregory at 3:14 PM on September 25, 2002


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