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What happens if the person being sentenced is pregnant?

My sister is currently being sentenced to a 22 month stint in the state prison over a crime she recently committed. She also just so happens to be 5 months pregnant. Can she legally go to jail even though she is pregnant or will she go to jail until delivery then go back again?

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    James Elliot McIntosh | Law Offices of James Elliot McIntosh
    419 Main Street
    Huntington Beach, CA 92648
    (714) 742-9572
    She will have her baby in custody in the hospital used by the custody agency.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 6/21/2013
    William L. Welch, III | William L. Welch, III Attorney
    111 South Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD 21045
    (410) 385-5630
    Generally, there's no difference. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you evaluate the prosecution's case, any defenses that you might have, and any plea offer that might be made, so that you can decide whether to go to trial.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland - Replied: 6/20/2013
    Francis John Cowhig | Universal Law Group, Inc.
    430 S. Garfield Avenue
    Alhambra, CA 91801
    (626) 308-9936
    She can go to jail, even though she is pregnant and most likely will have to deliver the baby in the jail hospital or the jail ward of a local hospital while still incarcerated.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 6/20/2013
    Matthew R. Schutz | MatthewR. Schutz, Esq
    P.O.Box 325
    Three Bridges, NJ 08887
    (908) 391-5399
    Oh yes she can. Pregnancy is not a get out of jail free card
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey - Replied: 6/20/2013
    Geoffrey M. Yaryan | Law Office of Geoffrey M. Yaryan
    74-075 El Paseo, Suite A-14
    Palm Desert, CA 92260
    (760) 779-9666
    Prisons are required to provide medical facilities for those who are committed. That would include giving birth.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 6/20/2013
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