Thirty-nine percent of women report having a drug problem and 24% an alcohol problem when they arrive at prison, and 49% have experienced domestic abuse.
I was there on my bed in my cell with a male nurse and female nurse, not midwifery trained at all, trying to put gas and air in my mouth ... No ambulance, no paramedics and she came out foot first.
I just had to wrap her up in clothes, completely naked underneath my nightie. She had nothing.
Yes, I'm a criminal, but I'm still human like everybody else. I'm still in pain like everybody else. But it's not just me, it's my unborn child.
I'd rather be in prison with lads.
Pregnant women in prison are in a minority but this should not render them invisible.