Inmate gives birth in Rutherford County jail cell

Posted at 11:12 AM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 12:12:46-04

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say a female inmate has given birth in a Rutherford County jail cell.

Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh told news outlets that the woman was sitting over a toilet in labor on Tuesday when detention center staff responded to assist her.

Fitzhugh says both the mother and infant were taken to the hospital and are doing fine.

No further details were immediately available.