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February 15, 2012
PHOENIX --Lisa Marie Cookingham, an OBGYN doctor at several hospitals in Maricopa County, often sees cases of incarcerated patients being shackled to their beds during labor—a practice, she said, puts women and their unborn babies at risk. “I experience first-hand the harmful practice of shackling prisoners,” she testified at Arizona’s Senate Public Safety and Human Services Committee in support of a bill to ban the practice statewide. Mother’s, Baby’s Care Compromised Cookingham testified that as recently as two weeks ago correctional officers refused to take the shackles off a woman in...