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Data on Maternal Health and Pregnancy Outcomes from Prisons and Jails: Results from a Feasibility Study

NCJ Number
Seri Irazola; Jennifer Bronson; Laura M. Maruschak
Date Published
January 2024
14 pages

This report describes the results of a BJS study that assessed the feasibility of collecting data on maternal health and pregnancy outcomes from prisons and jails. It examined the availability and quality of data, the respondent burden, and the challenges of collecting data on the health and health care of pregnant women in custody at the federal, state, local, and tribal levels. BJS will use the findings of this study to help determine the best strategies for implementing national data collections in correctional settings. The study was undertaken in response to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Report 116-455.