Handing newborn over 'would have killed me'
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Closure of prison's mother and baby unit 'devastating'

Naomi, from Clevedon in north Somerset, spent six months on the mother and baby unit at HMP Eastwood Park a few years ago and said she was "devastated" to hear of its continuing closure.

"These women need their babies, they are human beings," she said.

"If you take a baby off a mother, she will probably come out of prison and keep committing crimes."

  • 29 Jan 2018