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Infant Dies in Milwaukee County Jail

A woman in the Milwaukee County Jail gave birth on Thursday morning, but the child did not survive. 

According to Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, a correctional officer making a routine housing unit inspection in the Special Needs section of the Milwaukee County Jail found a woman holding a baby. 

The inmate had not notified anyone that she was going into labor.  

Milwaukee Fire Department emergency personnel and jail medical staff responded. The baby was pronounced dead.  Cause of death will be determined by an autopsy.  The inmate was transported to the hospital.

MCSO detectives are conducting the investigation. 

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