Ohio COs deliver baby at county jail

The baby was delivered by COs while the inmate was being transported for a medical check


Ed Richter
Dayton Daily News, Ohio

HAMILTON, Ohio — A baby girl was delivered Monday morning at the Butler County Jail today by an inmate who was being prepared for transport for a medical check and aided by corrections officers.

The baby was born at 10:45 a.m.

Sheriff Richard K. Jones said Corrections Officer Benjamin Stultz and jail medic Brandy Browder helped to deliver the baby. After the delivery, Stultz attended to the mother while Browder cared for the baby until Hamilton paramedics arrived on the scene.

It was the third delivery at the jail in the past five years, Jones said.

“Today we are pleased mother and daughter are safe and getting the care they need,” Jones said.

Sgt. Kim Peters, sheriff’s office spokeswoman, said the child will either go to a family member or be handed over to Butler County Children Services.

“As of right now the mother is not released or furloughed,” Peters said. “And although we take care of inmates while they are incarcerated we (the county jail) do not cover expenses of the child once they are delivered.”

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©2019 the Dayton Daily News (Dayton, Ohio)

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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