Event: Panel discussion on the rights of newborn babies to stay with imprisoned mothers
Time/Date: Thursday, March 13 2014, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Theatre (Room C300)
A woman who lived with her baby in a B.C. prison and a UBC prison health expert are among a group of panelists who will discuss why imprisoned mothers should be allowed to take care of their newborn babies.
Panelists of “Babies in prison? Mother and Baby Prison Health” will discuss why Mother-Baby Units are necessary for the health of children, women and their families, why the units should be available in prisons across Canada and why all prisoners have the right to safe maternal-infant health.
The BC Supreme Court recently ruled female prisoners have a constitutional right to care for their infants.
To read a Q&A with one of the panelists, UBC’s Dr. Ruth Martin, a former prison physician, click here.