Data has shown that people of color are overrepresented in prisons and jails. Michigan needs to reform its policies regarding pregnant women serving time.
As it stands now, a pregnant woman will have to labor while shackled, without a support person present, will be handcuffed right after giving birth and will be separated from her child almost immediately.
The babies born will be less likely to thrive and will affect their long-term development. Regardless how one feels about these women, they are still human and deserve basic human rights.