ACLU probes jail policies on pregnant inmates

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is asking Collier County jail officials to turn over information about its policies for pregnant inmates.

ACLU spokesman Brandon Hensler said this is part of a statewide survey about prenatal care provided to pregnant inmates. He told the Naples Daily news that it was too early to determine what the results will show.

The request follows the death of one inmate's baby and the release of two pregnant inmates due to complications.

Jail officials defend their medical care. They said the office was in the process of compiling all the requested information that can be released under the state's public records law.

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