Ordinance 70952

Women Inmate Health

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An ordinance pertaining to the duties of the Commissioner of Corrections (“Commissioner”) and St. Louis City Sheriff, amending Title 16, Chapter 16.16 by adding to new sections to Chapter 16.16; new section16.16.350 requiring that the physical health needs of pregnant inmates, including providing for adequate nutrition, clothing, continued and adequate access to prenatal care and all other pregnancy related health services, and to limit the restraint of pregnant inmates throughout their pregnancies and post-partum period while in custody; and new section 16.16.360 requiring that adequate feminine hygiene supplies for all female and/or menstruating inmates be provided; and containing an emergency clause.

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Legislative History

Session: 2018-2019
Board Bill Number: 212
Primary Sponsor: Christine Ingrassia
Co-Sponsors: Jack Coatar
Annie Rice
Larry Arnowitz
Megan E. Green
Terry Kennedy
Cara Spencer
Jeffrey L Boyd
Joseph Vaccaro
Shane Cohn
Pam Boyd
Committee: Public Safety
First Reading: 01/11/2019
Second Reading: 02/01/2019
Perfection: 02/01/2019
Third Reading: 04/15/2019
Effective Date: 05/02/2019

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