Woman suffers miscarriage in Ottawa jail cell, her lawyer says

“OCDC staff didn't take proper care of 28-year-old woman, her lawyer says.

An Ottawa lawyer says staff at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre didn't properly care for one of her clients who had a miscarriage in her cell last week.

Erica Tanny said her 28-year-old client was arrested on Jan. 11, then taken to hospital for an ultrasound that showed she was 11 to 12 weeks pregnant, and then taken to OCDC on Jan. 13. Tanny does not want to reveal her client's identity.

She said the woman didn't get proper health care at the east Ottawa jail despite regular bleeding, and that on Jan. 25 the woman started bleeding "uncontrollably" in her cell.”

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Grace Szucs