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Lawmakers Call for Probe of Sterilization of Female Inmates

July 11, 2013 | 1:55 pm

Lawmakers Call for Probe of Sterilization of Female Inmates

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By Corey G. Johnson, The Center for Investigative Reporting State lawmakers called today for an investigation of the physicians involved in the sterilization of women inmates and raised questions about a federal prison overseer’s role in handling the matter. In a letter to the Medical Board of California, state Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Redondo Beach, said […]

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California Female Inmates Sterilized Without State Approval

July 8, 2013 | 9:41 am

California Female Inmates Sterilized Without State Approval

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by Corey G. Johnson, Center For Investigative Reporting Doctors under contract with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sterilized nearly 150 female inmates from 2006 to 2010 without required state approvals, the Center for Investigative Reporting has found. At least 148 women received tubal ligations in violation of prison rules during those five years […]

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