Dallas judge says no to lower bail for pregnant woman who didn’t want to have baby in jail

A pregnant woman in the Dallas County jail hoped a judge would lower her bail enough so she could give birth while she wasn’t in the sheriff’s custody. But State…

How Louisiana Doctors Are Quietly Helping Pregnant Patients (and Themselves) Avoid Jail Time

Photo: Francois Picard (Getty Images) Jezebel broke the story last week that Louisiana has reported zero legal abortions since August 1, after the state’s near-total ban went into effect. Of…

States Have Long Used Laws to Govern and Sometimes Jail Pregnant Women / Public News Service

The Conversation/Tennessee News Service Collaboration. Tennessee’s trigger ban on abortion is slated to go into effect next month, and some experts say the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade…

Is anyone shocked at female inmates getting pregnant in jail?

You might ask yourself how a woman could get pregnant in an all-female prison. Well, it isn’t an all-female facility if you allow biological males with functioning penises in with…

Man who ‘stabbed his pregnant girlfriend until she lost their baby’ is sentenced to 14 years in jail

A Bronx man who stabbed his pregnant Army vet girlfriend more than a half-dozen times and left her bleeding for 30 minutes, causing her to lose their baby, was sentenced…

Accessing medication-assisted treatment in jail is an uphill battle for pregnant people | State and Regional News

A recent study from researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that 60% of the 836 jails surveyed across the country provide MAT to pregnant people in their jails. That means…

Pregnant Drug Dealer Dodges Jail After Being Caught Selling MDMA And Cannabis

A mum-to-be caught drug dealing has dodged prison – despite a judge telling her that being pregnant wasn’t a “get out of jail free” card. Pebecca Pomphrett was arrested for…

From Jail to Housing |

In the second part of this multi-part series, we explore, step-by-step, the process for diverting pregnant people out of LA County’s women’s jail, moving them into housing and toward independence.…