California Prisons to End Forced Sterilization

California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed a bill prohibiting forced or coerced sterilization in all state prisons. The bill, SB 1135, was a response to a 2013 Center for Investigative Reporting report that stated unlawful and coercive sterilization procedures had been performed on female inmates in two state prisons as recently as 2010.

Illegal Tubal Ligation Procedures Under Investigation

By Maggie Ryan
A letter from the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) to the Medical Board of California revealed allegations that 148 women received unauthorized tubal ligations between 2006 and 2010.