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What You Should Know / May 19, 2011 -- She was one of only a handful of lawmakers to vote to preserve a practice that allows prison guards to literally shackle pregnant inmates while they give birth. Last year, over the objections of Corwin and a few other legislators in the New York legislature, New York banned the practice of cuffing pregnant women as they give birth. The reforms followed a series of explosive articles detailing the inhumane conditions endured by women in prisons across the country. The New York Times detailed several instances where pregnant inmates in New York were bound with heavy chains and shackles even during emergency Caesarean section procedures...

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