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Why Are Alameda County Jails Forcing Women to Take Pregnancy Tests?

No one can say for exactly how long Alameda County jails have been forcing arrested women to take pregnancy tests, and no one can really explain why.

For at least several years, Alameda County sheriffs and medical personnel have routinely conducted pregnancy tests on thousands of prisoners, old and young, fertile and sterile, willing or not. It’s a practice that isn’t shared by any other jails in California. No one can say for exactly how long Alameda County jails have been forcing arrested women to take pregnancy tests, and no one can really explain why.

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Strip-Searching at Schools

In 2003, Savana Redding, a 13-year-old honor student at Safford Middle
School in Arizona, was suspected by school administrators of carrying
and distributing illegal drugs after a fellow student alleged that she
was guilty.

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A Tired Talking Point

What do aspirin, field trips, and abortion have in common?

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