August 4, 2017

Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville

Judge nixes plan to trade jail time for sterilization

A Tennessee county judge rescinded a controversial offer to reduce jail time for prisoners who agreed to undergo sterilization procedures or implant long-acting birth control. Judge Sam Benningfield introduced the plan in May. Male prisoners were offered free vasectomies and female prisoners were offered free Nexplanon implants, a device which

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