pregnancy in prison

  • Natalie Lynch at a relative's home with her youngest child, Maycen. In 2014, when Lynch was pregnant with her older child, she spent two weeks before giving birth in a prison cell, mostly alone.
    Sarah McCammon / NPR
    10:07am Jun 17, 2019
    National National

    Pregnant, Locked Up, And Alone

    Natalie Lynch spent the last two weeks of her pregnancy in a prison cell, mostly alone. As female incarceration rates rise, some states are banning solitary confinement of pregnant women.