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 […]
The troubled prison health care system
California legislators urge speedy inquiry into prison sterilizations
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.
Female inmates sterilized in California prisons without approval
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.