Born in Chains

Born in Chains: the American Way of Birth in Prison Thanks to its incarceration addiction, the US has the world's largest female prison population – but no plan for pregnancies by Sadhbh Walshe When DeShawn Balka was five-and-a-half months pregnant, she was sent to the Clayton County Jail in Atlanta, Georgia for a misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession. As her pregnancy was high-risk, she was housed in the jail's infirmary. On the night of 18 April 2012 she started experiencing nausea and stomach pain and called for [...]