H. Rept. 116-536: Protecting the Health and Wellness of Babies and Pregnant Women in Custody Act, Report to Accompany H.R. 7718, September 24, 2020   [open pdf - 366KB]

From the purpose and Summary: "H.R. 7718, the 'Protecting the Health and Wellness of Babies and Pregnant Women in Custody Act,' would: (1) require the Bureau of Justice Statistics to collect and report data relating to the demographics and physical and mental health needs of incarcerated women who are pregnant, in labor, or in post-partum recovery, at the Federal, State, tribal, and local levels; (2) ensure that appropriate medical services and programs related to pregnancy and childbirth are provided in the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and made available to women in custody; (3) prohibit the use of restraints or restrictive housing, while in BOP or U.S. Marshals Service custody, during the period of pregnancy, labor, and postpartum recovery, unless these measures are necessary; (4) provide education and technical assistance by the National Institute of Corrections to state and local corrections facilities on appropriate medical care for pregnant women; (5) ensure training of BOP correctional officers at facilities housing women and of deputy U.S. Marshals, on the requirements of the bill; (6) order GAO [Government Accountability Office] studies on services and protections provided for pregnant incarcerated women in local and State correctional settings and in Federal pretrial detention facilities; and (7) authorize the Attorney General to make grants to State, tribal, and local governments, to promote and support the health needs of incarcerated pregnant women."

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H. Rept. 116-536; House Report 116-536
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