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Female inmates sterilized in California prisons without approval

Posted By admin On July 8, 2013 @ 11:25 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Corey G. Johnson
The Center for Investigative Reporting [1]
July 8, 2013

Doctors under contract with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation [2] sterilized nearly 150 female inmates from 2006 to 2010 without required state approvals, the Center for Investigative Reporting has found.

At least 148 women received tubal ligations in violation of prison rules during those five years – and there are perhaps 100 more dating back to the late 1990s, according to state documents and interviews.

From 1997 to 2010, the state paid doctors $147,460 to perform the procedure, according to a database of contracted medical services for state prisoners.

The women were signed up for the surgery while they were pregnant and housed at either the California Institution for Women in Corona or Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla, which is now a men’s prison.

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[1] The Center for Investigative Reporting: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/07/07/5549696/female-inmates-sterilized-in-california.html

[2] California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: http://topics.sacbee.com/California+Department+of+Corrections+and+Rehabilitation/

[3] Ruling puts release of inmates in California a step closer: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ruling-puts-release-of-inmates-in-california-a-step-closer.html

[4] British mother Sterilized in ten-minute operation on the NHS: http://www.prisonplanet.com/british-mother-sterilized-in-ten-minute-operation-on-the-nhs.html

[5] La. lawmaker wants to pay poor women to be sterilized: http://www.prisonplanet.com/la-lawmaker-wants-to-pay-poor-women-to-be-sterilized.html

[6] California Employment at Record Low: http://www.prisonplanet.com/california-employment-at-record-low.html

[7] IOU Part Two: California To Issue IOUs For Second Year In A Row: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iou-part-two-california-to-issue-ious-for-second-year-in-a-row.html

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