The Prison Birth Project (PBP) is forming a board of directors and an Anti-Racism Advisory Committee. Please apply to join our leadership! We are seeking board members for at least a 2 year commitment to help transition us into being a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and to be responsible for the organization’s administration. We are also seeking … Read more
On May 15, 2014, Massachusetts’ anti-shackling law was signed by the governor. Two years later, the rights of pregnant women in prison and jail are being violated. Read more in our new report- Breaking Promises: Violations of the Massachusetts Pregnancy Standards & Anti-Shackling Law
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.