Posts tagged "prenatal care"

Cook County opens new jail for pregnant inmates

The nation’s fastest growing prison population? Moms, according to a recent study–many of them expectant mothers. That is why Cook County decided to open a special unit just for pregnant inmates, providing them with the prenatal care and help with parenting skills they need to raise healthy children. Losing a mom to incarceration often starts... Read more »

Illinois refutes claims about lack of prenatal care for inmates

After our story yesterday about Illinois getting a “D” grade for prenatal care for female inmates from the Rebecca Project, we got a call from the Illinois Department of Corrections wanting to correct some information talked about in the Rebecca Project’s report. The report, they say, which said there was no evidence that our state... Read more »