The night my baby died as I gave birth in prison

, The night my baby died as I gave birth in prison, The Evepost BBC News
, The night my baby died as I gave birth in prison, The Evepost BBC News

In 2019, the death of a newborn baby in a cell at HMP Bronzefield in Middlesex, Europe’s largest women’s prison, made headline news. Nine months later it emerged that a second baby had died at another prison, HMP Styal in Cheshire.

The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman has investigated both babies’ deaths and is due to publish her report into the first case later this week.

, The night my baby died as I gave birth in prison, The Evepost BBC News

Louise Powell, the mother of the second baby to die, says her daughter died “due to errors” made after she went into premature labour in prison. She told her story to BBC Newsnight’s Katie Razzall.

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