Restraint put on use of shackles during births

Gov. David Paterson has signed a bill to make prison childbirth safer for woman and their babies.The bill bans the use of shackles on inmates

BROOKLYN - Gov. David Paterson has signed a bill to make prison childbirth safer for woman and their babies.

The bill bans the use of shackles on inmates during childbirth, but does make an exception for when a woman is deemed to pose a danger to herself or others.

New York is the sixth state to largely ban the use of restraints on women during child birth.

AP wire services were used in this report.

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