Inmate says she was strip-searched, handcuffed after jail-cell miscarriage

“Alyssa Bennett says there was no ambulance after she suffered a miscarriage in her Ottawa jail cell, just a strip search, a pair of handcuffs and a ride to the hospital alone in the back of a prisoner transport van.

That was after the 28-year-old watched a nurse flush the toilet that contained the fetal remains, she says.

’I was crying and I was a little bit hysterical because, in my eyes, I’m looking in the toilet and seeing my child,’ said Bennett, who spoke publicly Friday for the first time since her miscarriage at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre on Jan. 25.”

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Grace Szucs