Rewire

People

Susie Cagle

Susie Cagle is a journalist based in Oakland, California. Her work has appeared in the Nation, the Guardian, Al Jazeera America, and elsewhere. She is a 2014 Online Journalism Awards finalist, a 2013 International Women’s Media Foundation grantee, and a 2012 James Madison Freedom of Information award winner.


All Work

Analysis Human Rights

Why Are Alameda County Jails Forcing Women to Take Pregnancy Tests?

Susie Cagle

For at least several years, Alameda County sheriffs and medical personnel have routinely conducted pregnancy tests on thousands of prisoners, old and young, fertile and sterile, willing or not. It's a practice that isn't shared by any other jails in California. No one can say for exactly how long Alameda County jails have been forcing arrested women to take pregnancy tests, and no one can really explain why.

Vote for Rewire

Vote Now! And help Rewire earn a bigger grant from CREDO Mobile

Vote

Vote for Rewire

Vote Now! And help Rewire earn a bigger grant from CREDO Mobile

Vote

credo_rewire_vote_3

Vote for Rewire and Help Us Earn Money

Rewire is in the running for a CREDO Mobile grant. More votes for Rewire means more CREDO grant money to support our work. Please take a few seconds to help us out!

VOTE!

Thank you for supporting our work!