Friday, January 22, 2010

Unshackled Updates

Since I posted my last blog, there have been a couple of updates.

I sent a thank you email to the members of the Centre County Prison Board along with a recommendation to expand the ban on TASERing "visibly pregnant" women to include women "known to be pregnant." I received an email back from the Sheriff aggreeing with me. He said he'd include this in his recommended updates to that policy.

At the state level, Senator Daylin Leach introduced a bill last September to outlaw the shackling of pregant women. This bill is now starting to move. The PA Senate Judiciary Committee will "consider" SB 1074 on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 11:30 am in Room 8E-B East Wing of the Capital Building in Harrisburg. The announcement of this meeting is at The members of this committee can be found at and a copy of the bill can be found at

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