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Georgia inmate gives birth in cell, baby dies

JONESBORO, Ga. — Authorities say an inmate in Georgia gave birth to a child in her jail cell and the baby later died at a hospital.

Clayton County sheriff's spokesman Capt. Brian Crisp said Saturday the birth is under investigation. He says authorities are not releasing any more information about the birth or the woman.

Sheriff Kem Kimbrough tells WSB-TV that the mother and baby were taken to a hospital, where the child died. Kimbrough says his office is looking into whether jail staff did anything wrong.

Representatives of Southern Regional Hospital declined to release any information, citing federal privacy laws.