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Pregnant in Prison: A Story of Trauma and Recovery in the Criminal Justice System

Pregnant in Prison: A Story of Trauma and Recovery in the Criminal Justice System
Tuesday, April 28, 6:10 pm
Room 128
Indian dinner served

Women of a childbearing age constitute the fastest growing population in the criminal justice system, and the vast majority of those women - up to 70%, according to some estimates - have suffered extensive histories of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. Tonier Cain, a woman who graduated from a groundbreaking program in Maryland that provides trauma treatment for incarcerated pregnant inmates, will be speaking about her own history of abuse, her multiple pregnancies in prison, her path to recovery, and her current work with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors. Please join us for this deeply personal exploration of women, reproductive and mental health, and the criminal justice system.

Co-sponsored by the ACS Criminal Justice Committee, Yale Law Women, and Law Students for Reproductive Justice