Trigger warning: pregnancy complications and miscarriage
Suzy* had no idea she was pregnant when she was placed in prison on remand for six months while awaiting sentencing.
“When I arrived, they asked me lots of questions and made me do a pregnancy test,”, she says now. “That’s how I found out I was pregnant.”
Suzy was first placed on a wing with women sentenced for a host of different reasons and offences. “It was like a dorm. I was on the top bunk,” she explains. “It was one of the other prisoners who told me I needed to talk to a guard to get transferred to the pregnancy wing. I hadn’t known it existed.”
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