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Summary of pregancy and childbirth statistics

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From: Kate McIntyre

Dear Department of Corrections,

Please provide me with information and statistics, broken down by women's prison, broken down by year from 2013 to 2018, on the following:

How many prisoners are currently known to be pregnant?

How many prisoners have given birth in custody?

What is Corrections' policy for caring for prisoners in labour. Are they transported to hospitals?

How many prisoners have given birth in hospitals?

How many prisoners have given birth inside prisons?

What is the process for a pregnant prisoner to access an abortion?

How many prisoners have had an abortion in custody?

How many prisoners have miscarried?

In instances of miscarriage, what medical care did those prisoners receive afterwards?

How many babies born to prisoners were born stillborn?

How many babies born to prisoners were born premature?

How many premature babies born to prisoners survived past infancy?

What is the Department of Corrections' policy for caring for pregnant prisoners?

Yours faithfully,

Kate McIntyre

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