REPORT FINDS NEW YORK'S FEMALE PRISONERS ILLEGALLY SHACKLED DURING LABOR, ALLEGED NEWS.
New York state prison authorities have continued the practice of shackling pregnant inmates during labor, fail to provide most female prisoners with enough feminine hygiene requirements; Alleged News. 
These are among the findings of a report released by a non-profit group that monitors prison condition, Alleged News. 
Reproductive Health Care for women in state prisons is reportedly 'substandard' according to the Correctional Association of New York report, Alleged News. 
"We looked at reproductive health because it's one lens that you can really see the specific experience of women in prison - - not just the dehumanization that defines life in prison in general, but the specific dehumanization that women go through," said Tamar Kraft-Stolar, author of the report and director of the Women in Prison Project at the Correctional Association. Alleged News. 
Report; Reproductive Injustice
"Highlights of our key findings in "Reproductive Injustice" about reproductive health care in the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) are:
1) Women are routinely shackled during pregnancy and some still experience the horror of being shackled during childbirth, even though this practice was outlawed in NY in 2009.
2) Pregnant women face poor conditions of confinement, including insufficient food and damaging childbirth experiences.
3) Many women receive substandard reproductive health care and face serious delays in accessing GYN services.
4) Women are routinely denied basic reproductive health items, including contraception and sufficient sanitary supplies
5) Women in solitary confinement face egregarious conditions, and pregnant women can be, and are, placed in solitary, a dangerous setting for them and their babies"; Alleged News. 
 Disturbing Report Finds New York's Female Prisoners Illegally Shackled During Labor, Alleged News
 Reproductive Injustice; Correctional Association of New York, Alleged News
With thanks to huffingtonpost.com, correctionalassociation.org