Inmate & Family Issues

Pregnant and Imprisoned

My name is Ashley. My probation officer violated me and had me sent to jail for three months. I was four months pregnant at the time. When I got to the jail, I told them I was pregnant, and they had me see a nurse practitioner right away who set up an appointment for an OBGYN the following week.

The guards assigned me to a bottom bunk. In… Read more

Prison Inmate Issues

Your Rights as a Pregnant Inmate

If you are incarcerated and pregnant, you need to be sure you notify the prison staff immediately. You will be given a pregnancy test to be sure you are expecting. If you are, some changes will be made to accommodate your condition. Each state has its own rules about the treatment of pregnant inmates, but the following basics typically apply.

Medical Care

You will be scheduled to see… Read more

Inmate & Family Issues

What to Do When You Are Pregnant and Going to Jail or Prison

If you are pregnant and have been sentenced to do time in a county jail or a prison, there are some things you should do to insure the best care for you and your child during the pregnancy and also after the baby is born.

Bring your paperwork to the jail or prison. If you have an OBGYN, bring his or her contact information. Otherwise bring the results of… Read more

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What if I’m Going to Jail When I’m Pregnant?

If you are facing a misdemeanor charge, the worst-case scenario will be a year or less in jail. Apply any good time credit the jail allows and you could be out in a few months. Not fun, but doable. Except you just found out you’re pregnant. The idea of being locked up during pregnancy is scary. You never planned on feeling that first baby kick in a cell, but there… Read more