December 9, 2013
Testimony Regarding Bill S. 1171, Bill S. 1125
Joint Committee on Public Safety,
My name is Marianne Bullock, I am the Co-Founder of The Prison Birth Project. We are a community-based program located in Western, Mass that works inside and outside the local jail with people at the intersections of the criminal justice system and parenthood.
In the past 5 years I have worked with over 100 women who have been incarcerated while pregnant – and attended at least 30 births as labor support for women behind bars.