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Prison Doulas-Supporting Pregnant Women Behind Bars

From: Making Contact
Series: Making Contact
Length: 09:35

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For most women, the way their pregnancy, labor, and recuperation is handled by the correctional system has a lot to be desired. But there are some advocates for pregnant prisoners on the outside, working hard to provide access to those behind bars. Making Contact’s production intern Shaunnah Ray brings us this story about The Birth Attendants-Prison Doula Project, who offer their services at the Washington Correctional Center For Women in Olympia Washington. Read the full description.

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Broadcast History

This segment was part of Making Contact show #14-11 "The Light Inside: Giving Birth Behind Bars"

Intro and Outro

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For most women, the way their pregnancy, labor, and recuperation is handled by the correctional system has a lot to be desired. But there are some advocates for pregnant prisoners on the outside, working hard to provide access to those behind bars. Making Contact’s production intern Shaunnah Ray brings us this story about The Birth Attendants-Prison Doula Project, who offer their services at the Washington Correctional Center For Women in Olympia Washington.

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Additional Credits

Producer/Host: Andrew Stelzer
Producers: Kyung Jin Lee, Esther Manilla
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Associate Director: Khanh Pham
Production Intern: Shaunnah Ray, Lisa Bartfai
Web Intern: Irene Flores
Organizational Volunteers: Judy Huang, Dan Turner, Ron Rucker, Alfonso Hooker & Alton Byrd

Related Website

http://www.radioproject.org/