LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) — An inmate at the Niagara County Jail gave birth to a baby while at the jail on Saturday, according to a representative from the Niagara County Sheriff’s office.

Sheriff Michael Filicetti told News 4 the mother and baby, a boy, are both doing well, and were taken to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital for care following the birth.

The story was first reported by The Buffalo News, which said the jail’s medical staff attended to the woman while she gave birth “weeks before the due date.”

New York State law requires jails to bring mothers to hospitals when giving birth. However, the Sheriff’s office said because the birth came so quickly, the woman was not able to be taken to the hospital in time.

Adam Duke is a digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2021. See more of his work here.