The Prison Birth Project (PBP)
Submitted by Genevieve Beck-Roe on Fri, 06/10/2016 - 16:16
From the website: "Prison Birth Project (PBP) supports, encourages, and trains currently and formerly incarcerated mothers and trans* parents to become community leaders within a reproductive justice framework. ... In the jail today, we provide trauma-informed doula care, childbirth classes, family-centered advocacy, a peer support group, and a vehicle for member-led organizing. We also offer a group outside the wall for previously incarcerated women & trans* parents. PBP groups help members to remember core strength, heal as individuals and collectively, and create societal change. Members explore reproductive justice and the history of incarceration, contextualize each of our personal stories within the overall power structure, and learn organizing methods to change the system itself."
In 2014 PBP was one of the foremost groups behind the successful passage of a MA law ending shackling during pregnancy/labor/postpartum.
Contact Email :
01040 Holyoke , MA