Recent Arrests and Convictions
• July 2006, Gaffney: Hannah Lauren Jolly, 20 was charged with “unlawful child neglect” based on the claim that her newborn baby tested positive for marijuana and cocaine. Jolly relinquished her newborn to nurses at a hospital and was therefore protected from prosecution for abandonment by Daniel’s Law, also known as the Abandoned Babies Act.
The National Coalition for Child Protection Reform provides a fact sheet addressing pregnant and parenting drug using women. NCCPR states that "We favor providing Intensive Family Preservation Services to some families with substance abuse problems.
September 27, 2001
Download Microsoft Word file
Compiled by Drug Policy Alliance. Sept 27, 2000.
February 21, 2001
Download PDF file