On July 31, Colorado inmate Diana Sanchez, 26, was inside a jail cell in Denver when her water broke.

According to Fox 31, the expectant mom had been in police custody for weeks due to an identity theft charge.

But when the inmate complained of labor pains — she wasn’t given medical help.

Sanchez’s water broke around 9:43 a.m. and she alerted a police deputy. The officer told a nurse on staff:

“Sanchez said her water broke and that she was yelling and she’s in excruciating pain.”

The nurse asked if she was going to be given help but never confirmed. Sanchez said she was begging for medical attention.

“I was screaming, ‘Can you please get the nurse? I’m in a lot of pain.’ Then I told her, ‘Look, my water broke, my water broke.'”

Her pleas went ignored. And an hour later, Sanchez gave birth to a son without medical help or pain medication.

Finally, an ambulance was called a minute after workers at the sheriff’s office saw the birth. Nurses on staff were unable to find a clamp for the umbilical cord.

Sanchez realized just how much danger she’d been in once she got to speak to a doctor. She told Fox 31:

“They put my son’s life at risk. Like at least him, he deserves a chance, you know. When I got at the hospital (doctors) said I could have bled to death.”

She said that she’s heartbroken that this is how her son, Jordan, was welcomed to the world. Sanchez admitted:

“It’s very upsetting because now when my son grows up I’m going to have to tell him (how he was born) and it’s embarrassing. I just feel so disappointed, so let down.”

Despite the mother’s treatment, deputies at the jail won’t be punished for failing to aid her. A statement from the Denver County Sheriff’s Office released last week said:

The Department recognizes the importance of inmate wellness and providing the appropriate health care services to every individual in our care. In this case, the investigation determined that the Deputy Sheriffs took the appropriate actions under the circumstances and followed the relevant policies and procedures; therefore, no discipline will be issued.

Sanchez’s attorney, Mari Newman, said the city of Denver should expect legal consequences, but did not explicitly state that her client is filing a lawsuit.

As of now, it remains unclear if the jail’s nurses may face disciplinary action.

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10 Replies to “Woman Gives Birth in Jail Cell After ‘Screaming’ For Medical Help. Doctors Say She Could Have Died”

  • Linda Gabriel 2 years ago

    How terribly sad. Those jail workers should be shot,including the so called nurse!

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    I guess protect and serve doesn’t count when someone is in jail. Very saddened.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    Sounds like a law suite.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    She should be embarrassed to tell her son how he was born because she committed a crime that sent her to jail. She let her child down.

    • Anonymous 2 years ago

      Nowhere did I see that she was convicted of anything, only that she had been charged with a crime. Just because a person is arrested does not make them automatically guilty. That is why we have due process .

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    They should have helped. If they had a grudge against her at least think of the baby. Improper neglect

  • Gail Crane 2 years ago

    Soooo, to all you anonymous wimps who are too afraid to own up to their opinions – do you know all the details of the mother’s crime – to be able to judge her conscious thought process when (if) she committed a crime.

    It is possible there was a time lapse between her crime (identity theft) and her apprehension, conviction and sentencing? She may not have known she was pregnant.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    Good things happen to good people! She should have behaved and she wouldn’t have been in jail to give birth!! I feel bad for the baby!!!

  • Paul 2 years ago

    Good things happen to good people! She should have behaved and she wouldn’t have been in jail to give birth!! I feel bad for the baby!!!

  • Kathy d 2 years ago

    It is terrible this happened. On the other hand, she is now home with her baby. If she went into labor while incarcerated she would have gi
    One ro hospital to deliver and baby would have gone to foster care and she would have returned to incarceration.

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