Anti-shackling and Pregnancy Laws – overall page

There are a number of excellent reports, readings, films, and other resources that relate to women and mass incarceration, reproductive health care, reproductive justice, and the broad reach of the carceral system in U.S. society. While we can’t list them all here, below are just a few we recommend.

In addition, we can also direct you to the following collections of resources that other organizations involved in the work have compiled:


*please see our comments on the use of the word “inmate” and other harmful language—Language Matters

Anti-Shackling, Pregnancy, and Incarceration State Laws

Pregnant while incarcerated — Anti-shackling Legislation and Resource Table

Reproductive Health Care Legislation for Incarcerated People