Status Summary

02/22/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.  (Updated: 3/9/21)

Legislative Session

2021

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Sen. Booker, Cory A.

This bill will create grant and model programs to better care for incarcerated pregnant people, commission a study on the maternal health crisis in our prison system, and end shackling of imprisoned pregnant people. The bill will incentivize prisons to prohibit the practice of shackling pregnant people, provide funding to establish program to assist pregnant people in prisons, and study how terminating medicaid coverage will negatively impact the health of incarcerated pregnant people and mothers.