AL: Alabama v. Kimbrough & Ankrom

AL: Alabama v. Kimbrough & Ankrom
March 14, 2012

Amicus Brief on Behalf of Amanda Kimbrough in the Alabama Supreme Court - Filed on March 13, 2012
Amicus Brief on Behalf of Hope Ankrom in the Alabama Supreme Court - Filed on March 13, 2012
Amanda Kimbrough v. Alabama
Court of Criminal Appeals - Motion for Leave & Amicus Brief
Hope Ankrom v. Alabama
Court of Criminal Appeals - Amicus Brief - Filed on September 23, 2010

A Reflection on Historic Health Care Reform!

Overall, the bill signed today is a huge victory for pregnant women, mothers and families. Nevertheless, much is being said about the abortion restrictions in the legislation and President Obama’s Executive Order.

Whether this historic health care reform maintains the injustice of existing anti-abortion restrictions or makes them worse really depends on the extent to which the mainstream pro-choice movement takes this experience as an opportunity to develop more effective political strategies.

Victory: Shackling Pregnant Prisoners in Labor Found to be Cruel!

Victory: Shackling Pregnant Prisoners in Labor Found to be Cruel!
October 05, 2009

On Friday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit (the federal level appellate court that reviews decisions from federal district courts in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, and Arkansas) issued the long-awaited decision in Nelson v. Norris.

Victory in Maine re-sentencing

A U.S. District Court Judge in Maine held a sentencing hearing for an HIV positive, pregnant woman from Cameroon and released her on time served. You may recall that earlier this summer Judge Woodcock sentenced her to 238 days, stating this sentence was calculated specifically to ensure that she remained incarcerated for the duration of her pregnancy, rather than time served as recommend by Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the U.S. Attorney and the defense attorney.