Minnesota's Anti Shackling and Pregnancy Needs Law

In 2015, Minnesota passed anti-shackling legislation. As a result, incarcerated women cannot be restrained during pregnancy and in the post-partum period, with the rare exceptions.

 

CHAPTER 234--S.F.No. 2423 An act relating to public safety; addressing the needs of incarcerated women related to pregnancy and childbirth

Download the Legislative Advisory Committee Report on the Care of Pregnant Incarcerated Women (SF2423/HF2833)