In 2021, the JIWC formed a small policy workgroup, which reviewed state and federal statutes around pregnant and postpartum people in prison. They reviewed 491 state law records and 65 federal law records from Westlaw, which were then uploaded to Dedoose, where they were qualitatively coded by topic.
JIWC members are using this state and federal policy clearinghouse to disseminate states’ incarceration policies through policy briefs, scholarly publications, and webinars (2023-2024).
- Alternatives to Incarceration for Pregnant & Postpartum People in the U.S. (March 2023)
- Breastfeeding & Lactation Support for Incarcerated People in the U.S. (coming April 2023)