Global war against pregnant women inmates in NY

Jim Dwyer is a wonderful, wonderful writer and part of what makes him so wonderful is his humanistic choice of stories to cover.

Yesterday, in his NYC column, he wrote about this: Restraint of Pregnant Inmates Is Said to Persist in New York Despite Ban –

It’ll make you want to run out and find some prison guard, strap him down to a table and force him to give birth while shackled.

The single bright note in this story–or, rather, not in this story–is that so far god isn’t invoked as a reason for this medieval torture.

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