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New Jersey Lacks Law Addressing Shackling of Pregnant Inmates Because Gov. Christie Wouldn’t Sign It

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed nearly 100 bills as the legislative session came to a close this January, but a measure to severely curtail the shackling of pregnant inmates wasn’t one of them.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed nearly 100 bills as the legislative session came to a close this January, but a measure to severely curtail the shackling of pregnant inmates wasn’t one of them.

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Lawsuit: Kentucky Sheriff Shackled Students With Disabilities

A federal lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of two children accuses a Kentucky sheriff of shackling students with disabilities for misbehaving.

A federal lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of two children accuses a Kentucky sheriff of shackling students with disabilities for misbehaving.

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Maine’s New Anti-Shackling Law Was No ‘Accident’

After Maine Gov. Paul LePage made national news earlier this month by claiming to have “pocket vetoed” 19 bills that became law without his signature, messages started popping up in my inbox saying things like “An accidental win!” and “Maine—accidentally—outlaws shackling pregnant women?”

After Maine Gov. Paul LePage made national news earlier this month by claiming to have “pocket vetoed” 19 bills that became law without his signature, messages started popping up in my inbox saying things like “An accidental win!” and “Maine—accidentally—outlaws shackling pregnant women?”

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California Anti-Shackling Law Awaits Brown’s Signature

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The California legislature unanimously passed a bill banning the use of restraints on pregnant women. Will the governor sign it?

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Now is the Time to Stop Shackling Pregnant Women in California

The California Legislature unanimously passed a bill to protect pregnant women from shackling; last-minute lobbying puts this important bill at risk.

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How Long Must Californians Wait to Safeguard Pregnant Women’s Rights in Prison?

For the second session in a row, the California Legislature has unanimously passed a bill to prohibit the shackling of pregnant incarcerated women. Will the Governor sign it into law?

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Two More Victories against Inhumane Treatment of Imprisoned Women

Two victories in one day: A federal jury in Tennessee affirms that shackling during labor violates women’s rights, and the Virginia Department of Corrections announces that it will no longer engage in the practice.

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Republican In N.Y. Special Election Voted To Shackle Pregnant Women

The Republican candidate for New York’s District 26 special election once voted to shackle pregnant prisoners who were giving birth.

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Federal Court Condemns Shackling, Vindicates Woman

A new federal court decision adds weight to the campaign to ban the shackling of pregnant women.

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Virginia Refuses to Unshackle Pregnant Inmates

On Feb. 4, the Virginia General Assembly’s House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee defeated a bill that would have limited the use of restraints on pregnant inmates.

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