Sunday, August 4, 2013

California Prisons Sterilized Female Inmates without Permission


"From 2006 to 2010, 148 women [in two California prisons] received the procedure called tubal ligation which prevents the woman from having any more children…in direct violation of prison rules. Former prisoners and advocacy groups are calling the sterilizations coercive and reminiscent of eugenics."

And that’s just what was uncovered by one minor journalistic investigation into two women’s prisons in California.

Press Release regarding a petition to the governor to investigate

How to e-mail the governor’s office directly (facebook, twitter)

How to contact the state’s Attorney General (facebook, twitter, tumblr)


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