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Default Doulas in jail (Minnesota): Program helps female inmates through pregnancy

Doulas in jail: Program helps female inmates through pregnancy

Staff at the St. Louis County Jail were in the process of booking an inmate when they heard a cry from a nearby holding cell.

Female staffers, aware of the woman who had been placed in that cell minutes before, hurried to open the door, recalled Robyn Wojciechowski, longtime jail administrator.

But by the time they arrived, the inmate had already delivered a baby.

...In Minnesota, one response to the challenges of pregnancy in prison has come from the nonprofit, citizen-driven Minnesota Prison Doula Project.

The project, which began in 2010 at the state women's prison in Shakopee and later added the Hennepin and Ramsey county jails to its scope, recently has expanded — and St. Louis County is part of that expansion.

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