Exchange Exemplar: Pregnant And Incarcerated
It's a fair bet that not a single woman thinks with any kind of warm glow about giving birth in jail or prison.
But birth behind bars happens, and women have been known to get arrested with the intention of getting the health care that incarceration provides. This is not one of those "welfare queen" stories; Carolyn Sufrin has met the women herself and treated them.
Sufrin is both MD--an OB/GYN--and an anthropologist with a PhD. She writes of what she found in Jailcare: Finding the Safety Net for Women behind Bars. We air the interview from 2017 again here.