Women in Prison Fare Better in China
Didi Kirsten Tatlow – New York Times – Thursday, 13 September 2012 (originally published 11 Sept)
BEIJING — Shackling during childbirth? Wang Jinling sounds horrified when asked whether it happens in Chinese prisons, as it does in prisons in the United States.
“Really!” said Ms. Wang, one of China’s leading researchers on women in prison, in a telephone interview from Hangzhou, where she heads the Institute of Sociology at the Zhejiang Academy of Social Sciences. “That’s just very, ah, very cruel. I’ve actually never heard of shackling a woman who is giving birth. It’s not done here. Well, America can learn from China on this.”
Others agree, such as John Kamm, the executive director of the Dui Hua Foundation, an advocacy group pushing for human rights improvements in China . . .
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