Only four states have policies that bar the shackling of pregnant women in prisons, jails, and detention centers. With nearly unanimous legislative support for the Anti-Shackling Bill, New York looks like its on the verge of becoming the fifth state to restrict a practice that is considered torture by the United Nations–but only if Governor Dave Paterson allows it into law.
Join the broad coalition that’s urging Governor Paterson to sign the bill that prevents women in prison from being shackled during labor and after delivery at the Anti-Shackling Rally on July 9.
Across the street from the Governor’s office: 630 3rd Ave NYC – Between 40th & 41st Street
Thursday, July 9, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm