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Belly of the Beast

Season 22 Episode 4 | 1h 20m 8s | Video has closed captioning.

An unlikely duo discovers a pattern of illegal sterilizations in women’s prisons, shielded by prison officials and doctors, and wage a near-impossible battle against the Department of Corrections. Belly of the Beast exposes modern-day eugenics and reproductive injustice in California prisons, through intimate accounts from currently and formerly incarcerated people.

Aired: 11/23/20

Expired: 08/01/21

Rating: TV-14

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