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Ask your legislators to support Senate Bill 84 and establish appropriate standards of care for pregnant people who are incarcerated by:

  • Providing 6 weeks of post-partum care.
  • Ending solitary confinement during pregnancy and in the post-partum period.
  • Expanding pregnancy medical release to include substance use disorder treatment in the same facility in which the person is incarcerated so it can be readily accessed.
  • Requiring the Department of Corrections to gather and publish on the Legislative Research Council's website data on solitary confinement, including the person's age, gender, ethnicity, reason for being placed in solitary, and date in/date out.
  • Providing social workers who can work with incarcerated people to determine care for their infant and develop a reunification plan.

Tell your elected officials: Allow pregnant people who are incarcerated to have safe, healthy pregnancies.

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Support pregnant Kentuckians – Support SB 84

Kentucky should establish appropriate standards of care for those who are pregnant and incarcerated. Incarceration should not prevent a pregnant person from having access to the necessary resources for a safe, healthy pregnancy.

In addition to the unique support systems pregnant incarcerated people need, the state must also begin tracking these challenges they face so officials and advocates can fully understand the issues. Senate Bill 84 would create a system for tracking and analyzing pregnancy outcomes. I respectfully urge you to build on the Senate’s work to help pregnant incarcerated Kentuckians and pass Senate Bill 84.

Sincerely,

[First Name] [Last Name]
[Your Address]

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