Gov. Cuomo Signs Anti-Shackling Legislation


December 22, 2015

Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, [email protected]

“NARAL Pro-Choice New York applauds Gov. Cuomo for signing legislation that will help to end the inhumane use of shackling for women in prison who are pregnant, birthing, or post-partum,”said Andrea Miller, president of NARAL Pro-Choice New York. “In spite of a 2009 law banning the practice of shackling during labor, this dangerous and degrading practice continues.Basic decency and respect for human rights demand that these reforms of the New York prison system begin immediately.We applaud the hard work of the New York Correctional Association and the Women in Prison Project and are proud to have supported this legislation.”