‘My baby died during childbirth in my prison cell’ – BBC Newsnight

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A woman has told Newsnight how her baby died during childbirth “due to errors” made after she went into labour in prison.

Louise Powell, 31, said she begged for an ambulance before her baby, Brooke, died in a cell at HMP Styal in 2020.

The Prison Ombudsman is reviewing the death and is also due to publish its findings on another baby’s death at HMP Bronzefield in Middlesex in 2019.

The Prison Service said it had already “made significant improvements to support female offenders”.

UK Editor Katie Razzall reports.

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