What happens to pregnant women going to prison?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Prison Consultant Ed Bales explains what a pregnant woman can expect when entering the prison system.

    Ed Bales

    Ed Bales is the Managing Director of Federal Prison Consultants, LLC. He has 25 years of related experience. He was a Practice Administrator for a law practice for many years and has developed cutting edge strategies to assist Defendants, Inmates and Attorneys with pre and post sentencing strategies and Federal and State prison advocacy. He has been featured on National and International Broadcasts for both Television and Radio. He is also referenced in several books and Nationally based newspapers as a noted Prison Expert.


    Federal Prison Consultants, LLC is a full service Federal and State prison and sentencing consulting and advocacy firm. The combined experience on staff contains over 200 years of Criminal Justice, Paralegal, Psychological and Advocate experience.

    Host: What happens to pregnant women going to prison?

    Ed Bales: Well, women have different facilities than men obviously and they are well equipped to handle individuals who maybe pregnant, with child. If you are a pregnant women going to prison, I would suggest that you speak to your -- a prison consultant, or your defense attorney prior to going into prison and speak about what programs maybe available to assist you? What happens when the baby is born? All of these things should be taken into consideration well before you have to go into the prison system. Once an inmate has a baby, what happens is there is usually a period of time that the inmate can relax with the child and then the child is usually released to some type of family member or foster care.