House Bill 3393: Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act Oklahoma
Bill Status: ✔ SIGNED INTO LAW BY GOVERNOR FALLIN MAY 23, 2018
This bill passed through the House, Senate and all committees unanimously and with no opposition!
HB 3393 directs all penal institutions, detention centers and county jails to use the least restrictive restraints necessary when the facility has actual or constructive knowledge that an inmate is pregnant. The measure prohibits the use of any kind of restraint when transporting an inmate who is in labor, while the inmate is delivering the baby, or while the inmate is recuperating from the delivery.
Bill Author: Rep. Regina Goodwin
Co-Author: Sen. AJ Griffin
Women Leading the Charge:
Mercedes Curley, D'Marria Monday, and Warkeisha Metoyer