Female Inmates Sterilized in California Prisons Without Approval

Female Inmates Sterilized in California Prisons Without Approval

July 10, 2013 | by Corey G. Johnson | Center for Investigative Reporting

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sterilized nearly 150 women in the correctional system from 2006 to 2010, without required state approvals. CDCR doctors say the tubal ligations were medically necessary; some inmates have a different story to tell.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sterilized nearly 150 women in the correctional system from 2006 to 2010, without required state approvals. CDCR doctors say the tubal ligations were medically necessary; some inmates have a different story to tell.