Prisoner allegedly forced to clean up after her own miscarriage

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, Last Updated: 11:49 AM ET

A British woman who had a miscarriage in her prison cell was allegedly forced to clean up the mess, including the dead fetus.

A Leicester, U.K., court heard that Nadine Wright, 37, had a nurse with her when she miscarried on Nov. 24, but was left alone with the bloody mess, the Independent reported.

"The baby was not removed from the cell," her lawyer, Philip Gibbs, told court. "She only received health care three days later, after the governor intervened."

Wright miscarried a day after being arrested for stealing $24.17 worth of food, because she hadn't received welfare benefits.

Court was told about the miscarriage cleanup when Wright appeared for sentencing on other charges.

Gibbs said an investigation is underway.

The company that runs the private prison where Wright was held told a U.K. news agency "a prisoner received medical treatment on the day of her arrival in prison and was seen by a GP the following day."


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