The prisoner rights attorneys from our law firm are currently investigation possible class action lawsuits against medical doctors and the state of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for the forces and un -consented sterilization of female inmates at the California Institute for Women in Corona and the Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla. Such against are a direct violation of long standing federal and state human rights laws.
According to the latest information dozens of tubal ligation’s were performed by doctors against the will of female prisoners. However, no tubal ligation request came before the health care committee responsible for approval of surgical procedures performed in state prisons. The state of California has deemed the force sterilization of inmates without their consent illegal. In 1994 the state legislature passed a law with requires a detailed approval process in prisons for surgeries which are not medically necessary including sterilizations and tubal ligations.
: We urge any individual who suffered from forced sterilization in a California state prison to contact our law firm. All consultations with one of our inmate rights attorneys are free of charge and completely confidential. Call toll free (888) 649-7166
Reproductive Rights of Female Prisoners
: All individuals including inmates have the right choose their reproductive abilities. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines reproductive rights as, “recognition of the basic right of all individuals to decide freely and responsibly the number, spacing and timing of their children and the right of all to make decisions concerning reproduction free of discrimination, coercion and violence.
History of Forces Involuntary Sterilization in California Prisons
: Forces sterilization in the California state prison system in nothing new. According to the most recent estimates between 1909 and 1964 some 20,000 individuals in California’s penal system underwent forced sterilizations. Most of those sterilized were patients in state mental institution with a long history of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.
: If you or a loved one underwent a forces and unnecessary sterilization without consent in a California state prison contact our prisoner rights legal center toll free (855)385-2529. All consultations are free and completely confidential.
Injury Claims by Prisoners in California
History of Force Sterilization in California