Podcast:  Birth and breastfeeding in prison

January 30, 2014

Prison-Birth-Project85% of women in prison are mothers, and the same percentage of women in prison are pregnant as on the outside.

What is birth like for them?  How long do they have with their babies before they’re separated?  Why do some birth in shackles?  And is it possible for incarcerated mothers to breastfeed?

To answer these questions we spoke with Marianne Bullock, co-founder of The Prison Birth Project, a non profit organization providing support, education, advocacy, and activism training to women at the intersection of the criminal justice system and motherhood.

You can listen to this podcast using the player below!



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