The Massachusetts Anti-Shackling Law: The First Two Years

Location :Massachusetts State House, Member's Lounge  
Date :17-May-2016   Tuesday  
Time : 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Type:  Speaking Engagement 


The Harm Reduction & Drug Law Reform Caucus and Representative Kay Khan

Invite you to attend a briefing on:


The Massachusetts Anti-Shackling Law: The First Two Years

Tuesday, May 17th
House Members Lounge

Featuring speakers from

Prisoners’ Legal Services, the Prison Birth Project, and the Massachusetts Anti-Shackling Coalition


Since the Anti-Shackling Law (Chapter 103 of the Acts of 2014) passed unanimously last session, Prisoners’ Legal Services and the Prison Birth Project have been monitoring compliance to determine whether incarcerated pregnant women are receiving the intended health and safety protections.


This briefing offers legislators and staff the opportunity to hear from a variety of prisoners’ rights advocates, women who gave birth while incarcerated, and other key stakeholders on implementation efforts and what work remains to be done in order to ensure compliance.


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to

Caroline Medina in the Office of State Rep. Kay Khan