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Full Rigor: Pregnant prisoners giving birth to babies behind bars

Babies Behind Bars
** ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND JAN. 13-14 ** Nurse’s aid Shannon Gould, left, and Nurse Practioner Denise Burkett, right, listen to inmate Nikisha Robinson’s unborn child’s heartbeat, Monday, Jan 8, 2007, during a check-up at the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women in Pewee Valley, Ky. Robinson, 22, is pregnant and serving a 15-year sentence for violating her probation on a charge of facilitation to commit robbery. (AP Photo/Brian Bohannon)

(BROWARD COUNTY, FLA) — Over the past few years, several incarcerated women in Florida have given birth to a baby on the floor of their cell all by themselves. Two cases happened recently in Broward County despite new laws enacted to prevent a jail cell delivery. In one case a baby died, in another mother and baby died from complications. Listen to the horrific stories on Full Rigor here.