“Forget good behavior or community service, in White County, Tennessee the quickest way to get your sentence reduce is to become sterile real quick, per an ABC15 report. For the small price of a free vasectomy, male inmates can get a whole 30 days removed from their sentence. Not to be left out, women can also receive time off if they receive a Nexplanon implant in their arm which will prevent pregnancies for up to four years. Since the program was instituted, county officials claim 32 women have gotten the Nexplananon implant and 38 men are in line to get a vasectomy procedure performed. This controversial program was signed into being on May 15, 2017 by General Sessions Judge Sam Benningfield…On Wednesday, the ACLU released a statement on the matter expressing similar concerns: ‘Offering a so-called ‘choice’ between jail time and coerced contraception or sterilization is unconstitutional. Such a choice violates the fundamental constitutional right to reproductive autonomy and bodily integrity by interfering with the intimate decision of whether and when to have a child, imposing an intrusive medical procedure on individuals who are not in a position to reject it. Judges play an important role in our community – overseeing individuals’ childbearing capacity should not be part of that role.’ It’s pretty difficult to see how any of this would be justifiable—or even indeed legal.”

This is just another tactic used by those classified as “white” to commit genocide against people of African descent. Plain and simple. 

Source: Jordan Breeding. “Tennessee County to Inmates: Sterilize Yourself, Get 30 Days Off Your Sentence.” Paste Magazine. July 20, 2017. https://amp.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/07/for-the-low-price-of-a-vasectomy-tennessee-inmates.html

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