Paterson Considers Unshackling Pregnant Prisoners

08.25.09 Will Sherman

d9222Later this week, Governor Paterson is expected to sign a bill banning the shackling of pregnant prisoners, noting that “a woman giving birth to a child is hardly the first person that is going to be thinking of trying to escape.” Although other states’ bans on the practice haven’t led to escape attempts, New York prison officials are wary. |AP|