Gov. Jerry Brown signs a bill that protects prisoners in county jails, state prisons and other detention centers, after medical abuses were uncovered.
California Senate unanimously passes measure to ban sterilizations for birth control purposes in all state prisons, county jails and other detention centers.
California Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, is one of the legislators who requested the state audit of female inmate sterilizations.Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press UPDATE, June 19, 2014: This story updates throughout with more details about the audit. The California state auditor today blasted federal and state oversight of sterilization surgeries for female prison inmates, finding numerous illegal surgeries
Legislation introduced by state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson would limit sterilization surgeries in all state prisons, county jails and other detention ce
California prison doctor linked to hundreds of inmate sterilizations has a history of malpractice settlements and patient complaints.
Elective sterilizations have been restricted in state prisons since 1994. But between 2006 and 2010, more than 100 women were sterilized at state prisons. While some women opted for the surgery, other have claimed they were pressured. Corey G. Johnson from The Center for Investigative Reporting and Ana Kasparian from The Young Turks speak
California Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (left) and State Auditor Elaine Howle (right) listen as Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal (center) asks the Joint Legislative Audit Committee to look into the sterilization of female inmates at state prisons.Randy Allen/The Center for Investigative Reporting SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Legislators today fast-tracked an audit into why doctors under contract with the state
Legislators fast-tracked an audit into why doctors under contract with the state sterilized nearly 150 female prison inmates from 2006 to 2010 without the required authorizations.
Doctors with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sterilized nearly 150 female inmates from 2006 to 2010 without required state approvals. Critics say officials targeted women deemed likely to return to prison.