WGF Grantees on Essential Pittsburgh

In a story about women’s healthcare in prisons, two of WGF’s 2011 grantees were interviewed by Paul Guggenheimer of Essential Pittsburgh in his March 5 focus of women’s healthcare in prisons.
The ACLU just released a study of Pennsylvania’s jail healthcare policies, and found that county-run lockups are not meeting the reproductive needs of women. Carol Petraitis, Director of the Clara Bell Duvall Reproductive Freedom Project talked about that report and what needs to be addressed.
La’Tasha Mayes, Executive Director of New Voices Pittsburgh: Women of Color for Reproductive Justice, has spent two years trying to give a voice to incarcerated women and their families when it comes to their healthcare needs. She talked about Pennsylvania’s jail policies for women’s healthcare.