Woman who gave birth while jailed on non-violent charge gets probation

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Monday, August 21, 2017
Woman held while pregnant on non-violent charge appears in court
The I-Team has an update on the woman who gave birth in Cook County Jail while being held without bond on a non-violent charge.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- There was another intense court hearing for a Chicago woman who gave birth while in custody on a non-violent charge.

Karen Padilla was charged with a third probation violation for failing a drug test taken last week. Padilla was originally charged with theft in 2015.

In June, Judge Nicholas ford sent Padilla--who was seven months pregnant at the time--to jail without bond for violating her probation.

On Monday, Judge Ford offered her a second chance if she plead guilty to the violations, which she did. Padilla is now sentenced to two years' probation and parenting classes.