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When it shall be made to appear by the properly verified petition of any woman, who has
been sentenced to imprisonment in a penal institution in this state and is in prison thereunder, that
she is about to give birth to a child, the commissioner of corrections, if satisfied of the truth of the
petition, shall order the transfer of such woman to a public hospital to be designated in the order,
there to be detained under such guard and under such rules as the commissioner shall make in the
order of transfer until the birth of the child and the recovery of the mother to such an extent that
the imprisonment may be resumed without danger of serious impairment of her health.
The commissioner of corrections shall adopt such proper rules as may be necessary to
carry out the purposes of this section.
History: (10771) 1923 c 165 s 1; 1959 c 263 s 2; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1986 c 444