15It Is More Common Than You Think

When you hear about women giving birth in jail, most of us think that probably happens once in a blue moon. But the reality is that it is a lot more common than you think.

It has been said that between six and ten percent of women behind bars are pregnant.

This means that approximately 1,400 women will give birth while incarcerated per year in the United States of America.

Think about this number for a minute. That is 1,400 children every year that will begin their life in a prison. For many of these children, the tone set at the start of their life is one that is hard to shake off.

Although it is this common, it is something that many women try to avoid, however, as we know, it is not something you can realistically control.

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