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.
Here is our updated wish list! We are in our new office in Holyoke — help us make it feel like our home!
#MamasDayAcrossBars “These messages brought so much light to my day this year, whenever i wanted to spill tears, i looked at the msg brought in for me and remembered I AM A MOTHER.” Our 2015 Mama’s Day Across Bars was the most successful yet! It went viral on Facebook and Twitter, and was seen by … Read moreupdates 2015: #mamasdayacrossbars
Together, we MONITORED violations of the anti-shackling law & TOOK ACTION. We CONNECTED all in the jail where we work with legal partners in the event that rights were infringed. We became so WELL KNOWN that we were called to assist people birthing at other facilities across the state! Advised all and introduced our legal … Read moreupdates 2015: anti-shackling
Together we EXPANDED PROGRAMMING with currently incarcerated people. 5 births | 3 abortions | 21 pregnancies doula care | childbirth education Mothers Among Us (MAU) Explored reproductive justice, contextualizing members’ stories in the oppressive system, personal healing, and organizing methods with 29 members of Mothers Among Us (MAU) At members’ request, we lengthened MAU sessions … Read moreupdates 2015: expanded programming
Together, we engaged & educated the public in support of incarcerated people! We have a NEW blog! with posts from our staff and members. We SHARED on Social Media 2,100+ Facebook likes | 700+ Twitter followers | we are on Youtube | Pinterest | Instagram. Come find us on social media and learn more about … Read moreupdates 2015: engaged & educated