This Article is an edited and expanded version of Rachel Roth’s presentation at the 2016 Western New England Law Review Symposium on Gender and Incarceration. It provides an overview of reproductive justice and describes (1) how prisons and jails undermine reproductive health, rights, and justice for the people they confine, and (2) how mass incarceration undermines the prospect for reproductive justice in the United States overall. It focuses on examples from women’s prisons and includes issues and advocacy work from Massachusetts and across the country.
Rachel Roth, INCARCERATION AS A THREAT TO REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE IN MASSACHUSETTS AND THE UNITED STATES, 39 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 381 (2017), http://digitalcommons.law.wne.edu/lawreview/vol39/iss3/3