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It does not address contraceptives, abortion, mental health or addiction issues.
Further, most information found in this guide deals with federal policies and regulations.
All prisoners deserve adequate medical care, but women, in particular, have unique needs that must be addressed. A woman can enter into prison at almost any phase in her life, so correctional facilities should be prepared to provide the proper care and services.
Although this Act "died" in a previous Congress, it attempted to better address the medical needs of female prisoners. In part, it sought to prohibit the use of shackles on pregnant women, unless absolutely necessary. The Act also asked States to provide documentation that jails and other correctional sites were complying with correctional health standards, and were contracting with outside correctional health care organizations to consistently monitor and assess the standards inside the facilities.
Sentencing and Punishment