FILE – The Ca State Auditor on Thursday blasted federal and state oversight of sterilization surgeries for female prison inmates, finding many unlawful surgeries and violations for the state’s informed consent law. (Photo Rich Pedroncelli )

FILE – The Ca State Auditor on Thursday blasted federal and state oversight of sterilization surgeries for female prison inmates, finding many unlawful surgeries and violations for the state’s informed consent law. (Photo Rich Pedroncelli )

Female inmates sterilized illegally

The California State Auditor on Thursday blasted federal and state oversight of sterilization surgeries for female prison inmates, finding numerous surgeries that are illegal violations of this state’s informed consent legislation.

Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, and Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, associated with California Legislative ladies’ Caucus had requested the review in August in response to a study by the middle for Investigative Reporting. Read more…