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Jail sued over pregnant women placed in solitary confinement - Houston Chronicle

20.12.16

Jail sued over pregnant women placed in solitary confinement - Houston Chronicle: Online court records show at least three of the pregnant women have recent drug-related offenses or probation violations for drug-related crimes, though it couldn't immediately be determined whether any of the drug offenses or probation violations occurred once the women were pregnant.

"It is widely recognized that placing pregnant women in solitary confinement is extremely dangerous — for both mother and child," said attorney David Fawcett, who is donating his time to assist the ACLU in the lawsuit. "The routine and thoughtless use of this practice is a real black mark on our county and must end now."


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