The bill requires the Department of Correction to provide free toilet paper, tampons, and pads to any incarcerated women held in the facility. HB 1272 requires the Department of Corrections to provide prenatal, postnatal, and postpartum care and treatment to pregnant inmates. Additionally, it requires the Department of Correction to provide women with access to conventional beds, bottom bunks during pregnancy or following delivery, reporting of obstetric emergencies to a physician or medical professional and restricts the use of shackles or restraints on pregnant or postpartum inmates.

Authors

Rep. Renee Pack

Status

Failed

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Position

Support