California prisons sterilized female inmates without permission — RT USA

According to The Center for Investigative Reporting, at least 148 women at a pair of state penitentiaries received tubal litigations during the period of 2006 through 2010, yet officials in charge of authorizing those surgeries neglected to sign off in approval.

Since 1994, the sterilization surgery has required the signature of a medical official from the state capital for each and every instance. According to documents obtained by journalists, however, no such records exist.

Dr. Ricki Barnett, the physician who tracks medical services and costs for the California Prison Health Care Receivership Corp, told the Center that the health care committee responsible for authorizing those surgeries have not seen a single request.

The papers obtained by the investigators suggest something much to the contrary, though, with records indicating that physicians contracted by the state earned $147,460 in local funds to perform those surgeries between 1997 and 2010.

Dr. Daun Martin, the top medical manager in charge of Chowchilla, California’s Valley State Prison from 2005 through 2008, added that she never authorized a single tubal litigation during her tenure at the penitentiary. State contracts suggest at least 60 of those surgeries were performed during that span, though, with state procedures apparently sidestepped in order to sterilize women without the proper paperwork ever being filed at both Valley State and the California Institution for Women in Corona.

via California prisons sterilized female inmates without permission — RT USA.

via California prisons sterilized female inmates without permission — RT USA.

One comment

  1. Crimes against humanity and almost no one notices. Anybody want more jelly on their toast? A new TV? A new gas guzzler to drive around in? Sick.

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