UK inmate gave birth to stillborn in prison toilets, inquiry finds

Prisons and Probation Ombudsman recommends women be offered pregnancy test at arrival

An inmate gave birth to a stillborn baby in shocking circumstances in a prison toilet without specialist medical assistance or pain relief, an investigation by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) has found.

A prison nurse who did not respond to three emergency calls from a prison officer to come to the woman’s aid when she developed agonising stomach cramps has been referred to the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

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