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Treat Women Prisoners with Dignity, Texas Report Says


Incarcerated women should be treated in a way that acknowledges both their special needs and their dignity, whether by barring shackles when they are pregnant, or by providing them more opportunity to connect with their families and children, says the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition (TCJC).

A survey of female prisoners in Texas shows that their needs are often ignored by prison administrators, making it more difficult for them to lead productive lives when they are finally released.

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