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Pregnancy and Shackling in U.S. Prisons Subject of Feb. 13 Talk

Feb. 10, 2014

"Punishing Pregnancy: A Genealogy of Shackling in U.S. Prisons" will be discussed Thursday, Feb. 13, as the latest of the Philosophy Colloquium Series. The talk is free and open to the public.

Brady Heiner, assistant professor of philosophy, will discuss the history of the practice of shackling incarcerated women during childbirth, which he argues is a "sedimentation of slavery that impacts all currently incarcerated women."

The 4 p.m. talk will be presented in Room 110 of the Humanities-Social Sciences Building. For more information, contact Heather Battaly, chair and professor of philosophy, at

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