ABSTRACT

Pregnant Women in DOJ Custody: U.S. Marshals Service and Bureau of Prisons Should Better Align Policies with National Guidelines, Report to Congressional Requesters   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the Highlights: "Policymakers and advocacy groups have raised questions about the treatment of incarcerated pregnant women, including the use of restrictive housing--removal from the general prisoner population with the inability to leave the cell for the majority of the day--and restraints. Within DOJ [Department of Justice], USMS [United States Marshals Service] is responsible for prisoners awaiting trial or sentencing. BOP [Federal Bureau of Prisons] is responsible for sentenced prisoners. GAO [Government Accountability Office] was asked to review issues related to pregnant women in USMS and BOP custody."

Report Number:
GAO-21-147
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Date:
2021-01
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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