According to the investigation findings, “Every person on night shift on 11 March was aware that Amy was in pain and distress for at least an hour before the birth… Staff had both an individual and a shared responsibility to take action, but failed to do so.”
The state Inspector of Custodial Services Neil Morgan said he undertook the review “to understand how such a distressing, degrading and high risk set of events could have occurred in a 21st century Australian prison.”
It’s a question that needs to be answered. How could a woman be forced to give birth alone in a locked jail cell in Australia in 2018?
This article originally appeared on marie claire.