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AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000434171.38503.77
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Care of Pregnant Women in the Criminal Justice System

Cardaci, Regina MS, RN, CNM

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Abstract

Overview: Current practices in the treatment and transfer of pregnant inmates in this country may negatively affect maternal and fetal health or well-being. Some violate federal or state laws; others conflict with standards of obstetric care and are widely considered unethical or inhumane. This article discusses these practices; their legal status; and implications for nursing practice, policy, and research.

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