(725 ILCS 5/110-5.2)
Pretrial release; pregnant pre-trial detainee.
(a) It is the policy of this State that a pre-trial detainee shall not be required to deliver a child while in custody absent a finding by the court that continued pre-trial custody is necessary to alleviate a real and present threat to the safety of any person or persons or the community, based on the specific articulable facts of the case, or prevent the defendant's willful flight.
(b) If the court reasonably believes that a pre-trial detainee will give birth while in custody, the court shall order an alternative to custody unless, after a hearing, the court determines:
(1) the pregnant pretrial detainee is charged with an
offense for which pretrial release may be denied under Section 110-6.1; and
(2) after a hearing under Section 110-6.1 that
considers the circumstances of the pregnancy, the court determines that continued detention is the only way to prevent a real and present threat to the safety of any person or persons or the community, based on the specific articulable facts of the case, or prevent the defendant's willful flight.
(c) Electronic Monitoring may be ordered by the court only if no less restrictive condition of release or combination of less restrictive conditions of release would reasonably ensure the appearance, or continued appearance, of the defendant for later hearings or protect an identifiable person or persons from imminent threat of serious physical harm. All pregnant people or those who have given birth within 6 weeks shall be granted ample movement to attend doctor's appointments and for emergencies related to the health of the pregnancy, infant, or postpartum person.
(d) This Section shall be applicable to a pregnant pre-trial detainee in custody on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 101-652, eff. 1-1-23; 102-1104, eff. 1-1-23.)