Clinical and Legal Issues for Corrections After the Dobbs Decision - recorded December 14, 2022

The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturned nearly 50 years of legal precedent, ruling that there is no constitutional right to abortion, giving states full authority to regulate abortion care. How will this change in the legal status of abortion impact correctional facilities? This webinar will review potential clinical and legal implications for correctional facilities. We will discuss how state abortion restrictions may affect not only abortion access for people in custody, but also miscarriage and other pregnancy care that correctional facilities housing pregnant females must provide, including compliance with NCCHC standards. 

Educational Objectives

·    Review the number of and outcomes for pregnant people in U.S. correctional facilities

·    Identify how state abortion restrictions can impact correctional facilities’ abilities to provide care to pregnant individuals

·    Discuss the legal foundation of abortion access for incarcerated individuals pre-Dobbs and post-Dobbs


Dr. Carolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD, CCHP is an OB/GYN, medical anthropologist, and researcher at Johns Hopkins University who has been working on reproductive health care services in corrections for over a decade. Her research and publications include pregnancy outcomes among incarcerated women, access to contraception and abortion while in custody, and management of opioid use disorder among pregnant incarcerated women. She is the author of the book Jailcare: Finding the Safety Net for Women Behind Bars (University of California Press, 2017). Dr. Sufrin received her MD from Johns Hopkins and PhD from University of California, San Francisco. She serves on the board of NCCHC as the liaison from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Ms. Carrie Hill, Esq is an attorney and national criminal justice consultant. She has dedicated her thirty plus year career in providing criminal justice consulting, policy development, and professional development seminars in correctional law to educate and empower those working in the correctional industry. She is the Executive Director for the Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association and the Chief Jail Advisor for the National Sheriffs’ Association.

Webinar Fee:

$59 ($49 for CCHPs), includes access to the power point presentation, the webinar recording and CE credit – 1.00 hours for ACCME, ANCC, APA, and CCHP. Please email to receive a copy of the presentation slides.

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When and Where
  • 12/15/2022 9:00 AM CST
  • 12/31/2023 11:59 PM CST
  • Webinar
  • Chicago
  • IL