The 2014 Massachusetts Anti-Shackling law is one of the most comprehensive in the country, but many jails and prisons in Massachusetts are failing to comply. PBP has been monitoring the law for almost two years and documenting violations in both policy and practice with our ally, Prisoners Legal Service. PBP is advocating for the passage … Read more
PBP is looking for fundraising volunteers! Join our Fundraising Committee–we’re planning some big Spring outreach for Mama’s Day Across Bars including Valley Gives Day on May 3rd! This is a great opportunity for anyone who likes using social media to advance justice in the world and wants to be involved in The Prison Birth Project. … Read more
GREAT NEWS! The bill we have been working on to ensure compliance of the 2014 Anti-Shackling law was moved out of committee before the deadline!! More updates soon to come.
PBP Volunteers: Doulas, Childcare Givers, Interns, Fundraisers! We are holding a Self-Care Appreciation Party at our office this Thursday, March 10th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, where three Smith Social Work students are kicking off a project with us to create more supports for our staff and volunteers. Come out to 400 Dwight St. in … Read more
Over the past year and a half The Prison Birth Project and Prisoners’ Legal Services have been following implementation of antishackling, unfortunately there is major problems with its enactment. Check out our new infographic to learn about the new bill introduced to help fix some of the issues with compliance.