May 25, 2022. The North Carolina Health News amplified Tracey Edwards’ case against North Carolina prison officials for unlawfully shackling her during her pregnancy, denying her treatment for her mental health disabilities, and forcing her into withdrawal from treatment for opioid use disorder postpartum.
Associate Lauren Kuhlik represents Ms. Edwards and said about the case,
“At the time that she was shackled this way, there was a departmental policy prohibiting the use of shackling. I don’t think we can assume that just because there’s a law passed, that’s automatically going to trickle down to the prison.”
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Read more about this case:
Associate Lauren Kuhlik’s Column | Civil rights advocate: NC’s new anti-shackling law for pregnant inmates is not enough
Chained & Ignored: NC Woman Sues Prison Officials for Shackling Her During Labor and Denying Necessary Medical Treatment