Wednesday 22 September 2021 / 1:12 PM Lyn Brown / Prisons

The Government must urgently fix the system to treat all pregnancies in prison as high risk – Labour

Lyn Brown MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Prisons and Probation, responding to a damning Prisons and Probation Ombudsman report into the death of a pregnant prisoner’s baby at Bronzefield prison, said: 

 

“This heartbreaking report makes clear the prison system is failing pregnant women and their children and putting lives at risk. 

 

“The Government must urgently fix the system to treat all pregnancies in prison as high risk and deliver a linked-up and dedicated model of care for pregnant women. 

“We cannot have a system that risks the lives of the babies of pregnant prisoners.”