HARRISBURG – Bipartisan legislation is being introduced aimed at restoring dignity for incarcerated women who are mothers or expectant mothers. House Bill 2875 would update current restraint laws to better document restraint use and protect the mental and physical well-being of pregnant women. It also prohibits restrictive housing for pregnant or postpartum women and detainees; requires all corrections employees who have contact with pregnant, incarcerated individuals to undergo professional training related to pregnancy, post-partum, and trauma-informed care; and creates an environment that promotes and supports sustainability of healthy parent-child relationships by treating the mother with dignity and providing the children with some degree of normalcy during her incarceration. The bill also provides a variety of feminine hygiene and incontinence products to incarcerated individuals at no cost to meet their basic human needs. The bill is before the state House Judiciary Committee for consideration.