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theguardian - 16 days ago

Pregnant in prison: I could feel the blood but didn’t put the light on to see

Polly cried for help when she began bleeding heavily in her cell, but no one answeredHMP Bronzefield: baby death casts light on string of incidentsPolly was alone in her cell at night when she started bleeding heavily. Doubled over in pain, she rang her bell over and over again, but nobody answered her cries for help. She was four months’ pregnant and terrified she would lose her baby while locked in a cell.“I tried to sit it out in my cell, all night nearly,” she says. “I got no sleep at all, the pain was awful and I knew without looking the bleeding was worse, I could feel it but I didn’t put the light on to see. I was terrified, I thought: ‘I’m going to lose this baby here in this bloody cell.’ Continue reading...


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