C.R.S. Section 17-26-104.4
Incarceration of a person with the capacity for pregnancy

  • report
  • definition


A facility incarcerating a person who is capable of pregnancy, whether operated by a governmental entity or a private contractor, shall:


Train the facility’s staff to ensure that a pregnant person receives safe and respectful treatment;


Develop administrative policies to ensure a trauma-informed standard of care is integrated with current practices to promote the health and safety of a pregnant person;


Provide each pregnant person, during the person’s pregnancy and through the person’s postpartum period, with access to:


Perinatal health-care providers with perinatal experience; and


Healthy foods and information on nutrition, recommended activity levels, safety measures, and supplies, including menstrual products as required in section 17-26-104.3, and breast pumps approved by the sheriff or the sheriff’s designee;


Provide treatment for pregnant people who have suffered from:


A diagnosed behavioral, mental health, or substance use disorder;


Human immunodeficiency virus; or


Chronic conditions;


Provide educational information materials for pregnant people who have suffered from:


Trauma or violence, including domestic violence;


Sexual abuse; or


Pregnancy loss or infant loss;


Provide evidence-based pregnancy and childbirth education, parenting support, and other relevant forms of health literacy;


Develop administrative policies to identify and offer opportunities for postpartum persons to maintain contact with the person’s newborn child to promote bonding, including enhanced visitation policies, access to prison nursery programs, and breastfeeding support, when appropriate;


In accordance with the requirements of the federal “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996”, as amended, Pub.L. 104-191, transfer health records to community providers if a pregnant person exits the criminal justice system during the person’s pregnancy or during the person’s postpartum period;


Connect a person exiting the criminal justice system during the person’s pregnancy or postpartum period to community-based resources, such as referrals to health-care providers, substance use disorder treatment, and social services that address social determinants of maternal health;


Establish partnerships with local public entities, private community entities, community-based organizations, Indian tribes and tribal organizations as defined in the federal “Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act”, 25 U.S.C. sec. 5304, as amended, or urban Indian organizations as defined in the federal “Indian Health Care Improvement Act”, 25 U.S.C. sec. 1603, as amended; and


By February 15, 2022, and by February 15 each year thereafter, report to the judiciary committees of the senate and house of representatives, or their successor committees, on the number of births by pregnant people who are in the custody of the facility, including the location of the births, that occurred in the prior calendar year.


As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires, “facility” means:


A local jail, as defined in section 17-1-102 (7);


A multijurisdictional jail, as described in section 17-26.5-101; or


A municipal jail, as authorized in section 31-15-401 (1)(j).

Source: Section 17-26-104.4 — Incarceration of a person with the capacity for pregnancy - report - definition, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-17.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

Jail in each county
Keeper of jail - expenses
Duties of keeper
Feeding prisoners
Menstrual hygiene products for a person in custody - definitions
Incarceration of a person with the capacity for pregnancy - report - definition
Medical visits - charge to persons in custody - provider charges - state hospital in Pueblo
Prohibition against the use of restraints on pregnant persons in custody
Opioid treatment for a person in custody - definitions
Separation of prisoners
Male and female prisoners
Prisoners to work - work outside of jail - expenses
County to support spouse - when
Deductions of time - record keeping - forfeitures - definition
Separate sentences continuous
Commitment - copy to sheriff - return endorsed
Commitment box - successor
Criminal justice data collection - definitions
Prevention of erroneous payments to prisoners - identifying information reporting system
Jail in another county - costs
Keeping of fugitives - charges
Juveniles - confinement - when
Guards - compensation
Federal prisoners - expense
Charges for foreign prisoners
Account of moneys - report
Commissioners to examine jail
Escape - duty of sheriff - expenses
Applicability of provisions
Continuity of care for persons released from jail
Legislative declaration
Placement in restrictive housing in a local jail
Screening in jails
Green check means up to date. Up to date

Current through Fall 2024

§ 17-26-104.4’s source at colorado​.gov