Originally posted on Black America Web:
Nearly 148 women in two California prisons were sterilized by doctors under contract with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from 2006 to 2010, The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) reports.
The CIR also reports that 100 more may have been sterilized dating back to the 1990s. State doctors were allegedly paid $147,460 to perform the procedure from 1997 to 2010. The women were signed up for the procedure while they were pregnant and housed at either the California Institution for Women in Corona or Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla. Chowchilla is now a men’s prison.