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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:21 PM

Georgia Inmate Gives Birth in Cell, Baby Dies

JONESBORO, Ga. April 29, 2012 (AP)

Authorities say an inmate in Georgia gave birth to a child in her jail cell and the baby later died at a hospital.

Clayton County sheriff's spokesman Capt. Brian Crisp said Saturday the birth is under investigation. He says authorities are not releasing any more information about the birth or the woman.

Sheriff Kem Kimbrough tells WSB-TV that the mother and baby were taken to a hospital, where the child died. Kimbrough says his office is looking into whether jail staff did anything wrong.

Representatives of Southern Regional Hospital declined to release any information, citing federal privacy laws.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/georgia-inmate-birth-cell-baby-dies-16235440

Fuckers.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:37 PM

1. Well we definitely need more information.

There are way too many unknowns here so we can't judge the situation. For example ...how long was the female in jail, days hours? Did she share that she was pregnant if she knew? Was it premature as active drug addicts often do not carry full term. Lot's of unknown factors to be secured before forming an opinion.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:02 PM

2. No we don't, inspite of or because of any supposed drug taking doesn't mean that a woman

has to give birth in a jail, which has been known to spread MRSA and other super bugs. I don't care about her life story - she was forced to give birth in jail and her child died. More of that conservative compassion.

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Response to Hestia (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:06 PM

3. agreed. I suppose it's possible that they might not have

known she was pregnant, but how do you not know when someone's in labor?

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Response to Hestia (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:30 PM

4. If she was a new inmate then let's consider lack of prenatal care...

That's a high probability. Many never seek prenatal care until going to ER for delivery .

Being pregnant does not give one a get out of jail pass. ...If she shared that she was pregnant at booking then her prenatal medical records would be obtained if she had any and be placed on prenatal care plan. Such a plan utilizes hospital prenatal clinics.
Like I said. .we lack details. Premature labor and delivery are common with substance abuse pregnancies. ..withdrawal can cause labor..maybe she didn't disclose an addiction problem ...Then again. Maybe the jail medical staff missed a lot of details at booking or ignored the inmate clinically. We just need more data.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:07 PM

8. Sorry, but that no one at the jail knew she was in labor

is hard to swallow. I suppose it's remotely possible, but it's just not that likely. Babies rarely just pop silently out of the womb.

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Response to cali (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:21 PM

11. It's indeed possible ...just depends when she arrived in jail.

It's known that active heroin addicts don't feel the labor as heroin is an analgesic narcotic. She could have a brief labor if under the influence. If she was in jail say less than 24 hours and used heroin just before the arrest...is just one such documented scenario.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:46 PM

5. She gave birth in a cell. OF COURSE someone did something wrong. We don't live in the Old Testament.

 

Anyone who couldn't tell this was happening is utterly incompetent to be working. Period. Let alone working in a jail.

A jail where this can happen is designed badly and run worse.

A situation where either other inmates wouldn't inform authorities, or in which authorities wouldn't act, is intolerable.

You can make excuses about money and such, but that doesn't make it any less wrong. Possibly a lot of people had to do a lot of wrong things to create such a situation. The mother may even have contributed, but she certainly wasn't the only one.

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Response to saras (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:53 PM

6. Wait for the facts....

I'm not willing to assume anyone at the jail did anything wong..Why? Because giving birth is a natural phenomena....it's not that clinical. Maybe the mother ignored the baby..maybe the cord wasn't clamped or tied and the baby bled out, so many possibilities .....we just don't know.

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Response to saras (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:39 PM

13. I doubt money was an issue.

If jail staff are at fault...it will focus around the issue of not believing the inmate if she complained of being in labor...maybe she cried wolf before as this is a common inmate tactic. I'm sorry but it's true .

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Response to rug (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:03 PM

7. Sad to say, babies do die even when born in the best of condtions, but...

you have to wonder if the jail personnel could have done something different, like getting her to the hospital sooner.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:11 PM

9. oh, my god. This is truly American exceptionalism. What other civilized, industrialized

democracy in the world would let this happen?

I am appalled.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:15 PM

10. She gave birth to the baby in the jail cell toilet.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:31 PM

12. She was 5 months pregnant

 

Lot of things involved. Be interesting to see how this plays out.

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Response to Meiko (Reply #12)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:41 PM

14. Details make a big difference.

Thanks for the update.

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Response to Meiko (Reply #12)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:13 PM

15. One thing is obvious.....

the newspaper needs a editor!

I'm not good with English grammar but some of those mistakes are really bad.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:34 PM

16. Poor baby!

Will so-called "pro lifers" react to this at all? Will they give a damn?

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