Pregnancy Justice Secures Release of 9 Pregnant or Postpartum Women From Alabama Jail and a Policy Change

For immediate release (updated October 2022)
Contact: media@pregnancyjusticeus.org

NEW YORK — After Pregnancy Justice learned that the Etowah County, Alabama, District Attorney was imposing unconstitutional bond conditions on all pregnant women and new mothers charged with "chemical endangerment of a child" and filed habeas petitions on behalf of two clients, a new policy is now in effect that will result in fewer indefinite and unlawful detentions.