EAST LYME, Conn. — Connecticut officials say an inmate has given birth to a baby at the state’s only women’s prison and two employees of a medical services contractor have been taken off the job.
The Connecticut Department of Correction said Thursday the infant was born Tuesday in a cell at the York Correctional Institution in East Lyme.
Mother and baby were treated onsite, then taken to a hospital. Both are reported to be in good health.
The circumstances that led up to a birth in a cell remain under investigation. Pregnant women at the facility are provided with appropriate prenatal care then transported to an outside hospital when they start labor.
Two employees of UConn Health, Correctional Managed Health Care have been told not to report to the facility until the investigation is complete.