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Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, August 04, 2012 | 0 comments

Suit claims Hudson County refused to reassign pregnant worker who later suffered miscarriage
Yvonne Coleman-Davis became pregnant with twins when she was 41, in the spring of 2010. Yvonne, a corrections officer who works an overnight shift, eventually miscarried one of the twins she was carrying.

Yvonne said she asked to be reassigned during her "high-risk" pregnancy so she wouldn't have to be in close quarters with inmates. Her superiors refused, she says.

After the miscarriage, but while she was six months pregnant with the twin who survived, Coleman-Davis was kicked in the stomach by a female prisoner, and she was required to fill out paperwork before her superiors allowed her to go to the hospital.

“I was horrified,” Coleman-Davis told The Jersey Journal. “All I was thinking was, I was going to lose that baby. I lost one, and now I’m going to lose the other one.”

She did not return to work until after her daughter Veronica was born on Oct. 28.

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