A female prisoner was forced to give birth alone in her cell while guardians looked behind the door, and an internal report on correctional services was unveiled.
The report from the office of The Inspector of Custodial Services in Western Australia was released on December 10 and describes how the female prisoner was forced to give birth alone.
The prisoner, Amy *, was 36 weeks pregnant and served with Bandyup Women's Prison in West Swam, Western Australia, when she was in labor, according to the report.
A correction report has lightly sketched at the shocking moment that a female prisoner in the Bandyup Women's Prison (photo) was forced to give birth in her cell only, while guards watched from behind the door.
It is said that she announced that she thought she would go into care at 18:30 on 18 March, but nothing was done.
When she closed again after 6 pm, she warned the staff again that she had ended up in the fight.
& # 39; She was audibly upset and indicated she was giving birth & # 39 ;, according to the report.
During the next hour, the reception staff talked intermittently through Amy's cell door. However, due to poor priorities, communication and decision-making, the nursing staff only arrived at approximately 19.35 hours to assess her. & # 39;
However, the nursing staff could not help because the only person with the key to her cell was a senior employee in the gatehouse.
& # 39; (She) only gave birth to her cell. Custodial officers and medical staff observed the cell hatch, "the report said.
Nursing and security staff watched and tried to support her through a door in the door, but could not provide physical support. & # 39;
Amy had been in custody for 43 days before she gave birth.
According to the report, the prisoner, Amy *, was 36 weeks pregnant and a prisoner in the Bandyup Women's Prison (photo) in West Swam, Western Australia, when she went into childbirth
& # 39; In total, Amy had nine specialist health care appointments during her 43-day stay, as well as care by the Bandyup health team, "the report said.
The findings of the report sketched a devastating picture of the actions of prisoners as soon as Amy entered the labor market.
& # 39; Everyone on night shift on March 11 was aware that Amy had pain and grief at least one hour before delivery, & # 39; according to the report.
& # 39; The situation escalated without the staff acknowledging that an emergency situation occurred or that action had to be taken. & # 39;
The report states that the staff had a duty of care and a shared responsibility to take action & # 39; but failed to do so.
& # 39; Whether this was from a desensitization of staff to Amy's suffering, lack of knowledge or skills, or because each person assumed that someone else would take the responsibility to respond, remains unclear, the report says. .
The report states that the personnel had a duty of care and a shared responsibility to take action & # 39; but did not (file photo)
Nursing staff also unable to help, because the only person with the key to the prisoner's cell was a senior staff member in the gatehouse (file photo)
& # 39; It was probably a combination of all three. & # 39;
The incident has serious & # 39; responsibility problems in the & # 39; brought to light.
"Employees do not log all cell calls despite a policy condition to do this," the report said.
& # 39; Reporting incidents was not accurate, causing the seriousness of the delivery to be played down and the incident was incorrectly classified. & # 39;
& # 39; This should have been a critical incident, but was initially not registered as such. & # 39;
& # 39; Incident reports were not accurate, causing the seriousness of the delivery to be played down and the incident was incorrectly classified & # 39 ;, according to the report (file photo)
The report also outlines the negligence of the prison to accommodate pregnant detainees.
& # 39; The department has not sufficiently taken into account the large increase in the female prison population, especially for women in the late stages of pregnancy, "the report said.
& # 39; The Bandyup nursery is often full, as was the case when Amy was in custody. & # 39;
The report concluded that Amy and her baby were unnecessarily at risk due to the actions of the staff.
& # 39; This risk was not recognized by local staff or the department, it was caused by cascading failures, mainly due to inactivity and poor communication & # 39 ;, according to the report.
& # 39; These failures were exacerbated by inadequate infrastructure to support women in their late stages of pregnancy, a problem that has been brewing for more than a decade. & # 39;
* remembering a name to protect the identity of prisoners
The report concluded that Amy and her baby were unnecessarily threatened by the actions of the staff (file photo)