Sheriff Office Receives Prenatal Vitamin Grant for Pregnant Inmates

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Sheriff Office Receives Prenatal Vitamin Grant for Pregnant Inmates
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Source: Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office

The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that they are the recipient of a grant from @vitaminangels to provide a six-month supply of prenatal vitamins to pregnant inmates being released from Santa Barbara County Jail. Vitamin Angels helps at-risk populations in need – specifically pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five – gain access to life changing vitamins and minerals.

Vitamin Angels is a global charity that is based here in Santa Barbara and Bridget Quanstrom, Program Manager, and Claire Jacobs, Logistics Coordinator, delivered the vitamins to the SBSO Headquarters in person. SBSO Custody Operations is so grateful for the opportunity to provide this valuable resource to this vulnerable population in our community.
To learn more about Vitamin Angels and their global and local impact, visit https://www.vitaminangels.org/

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Bug Girl Apr 18, 2019 11:06 AM
Sheriff Office Receives Prenatal Vitamin Grant for Pregnant Inmates

Unfortunately, in women's prisons, it was a fairly common practice in the last few decades (especially the private prisons) to administer Depo-Provera, an injectable progesterone hormonal birth control method that lasts up to 3 months and gives a large portion of women severe side affects (due to the high levels of progesterone) such as depression, hair loss, and irregular menstrual bleeding. This prevented the sexual assaults on the prisoners by the male guards from being proven by the inmates becoming pregnant.

Factotum Apr 17, 2019 10:28 AM
Sheriff Office Receives Prenatal Vitamin Grant for Pregnant Inmates

Not helpful to oversell the value of folate acid in vitamin pills and the prevention of spina bifida since .. "the neural tube closes early in embryonic development (28 days after conception), therefore a woman should begin folic acid supplementation ideally prior to becoming pregnant." ... Hot tub use causing temperature elevation during very early pregnancy is also linked to spina bifida according to Mayo Clinic. Pays to do more research on the topic rather than dutifully endorsing the value of distributing a symbolic "magic pill".

RHS Apr 17, 2019 08:54 AM
Sheriff Office Receives Prenatal Vitamin Grant for Pregnant Inmates

Yes, the idea of eugenics is appealing. Let's take it a step further and sterilize these men and women...you can set the parameters for the intervention. This was in fact the law in several states in the US A the turn of the last century and into the 1920's. Look how well that worked!

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