Florida Police investigating pregnancy of female inmate Daisy Link incarcerated since 2022

Investigation into Daisy Link’s Pregnancy

Authorities are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the pregnancy of Daisy Link, a 28-year-old inmate held without bond at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center (TGK) in Miami, Florida, on a second-degree murder charge since 2022.

The family denies rumors circulating that another convict provided her with a glove containing his semen. The investigation comes after Link, now three months pregnant, claimed she had been sexually assaulted.

Confirmation and Denial

Link’s pregnancy was confirmed through a thorough medical examination conducted by Miami-Dade Corrections.

Despite no evidence of sexual battery, the spokesperson emphasized that the circumstances are under active investigation. Her sister, Crystal Barreto, dismisses the rumors as ‘crazy’ and ‘propaganda,’ calling for a comprehensive inquiry into the incident.

Anonymous Tip and Inmate Rumors

An anonymous tip suggested that a male inmate housed above Link ejaculated into a glove and passed it to her through an air conditioning vent.

Barreto refutes these claims, asserting that Link and the male inmate had never seen each other. The unclear details surrounding Link’s pregnancy prompt questions, with a prevailing rumor among inmates suggesting the use of a glove filled with semen.

Concerns and Criticisms

Barreto expressed dissatisfaction with the jail’s handling of the situation, alleging that Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation (MDCR) staff ‘mocked,’ ‘laughed at,’ and failed to help her sister until media involvement.

She criticized the lack of a rape treatment for Link and accused the MDCR of creating various scenarios to explain the situation. The family’s outreach to the media was met with resistance from the jail.

MDCR’s Response and Procedures

The MDCR defended its actions, stating that healthcare procedures are in place to ensure the safety of all individuals in custody, including pregnant inmates.

Pregnant inmates, according to the spokesperson, receive timely prenatal care, specialized obstetrical services when needed, and housing assignments made in consultation with Correctional Health Services and the inmate’s outside obstetrician.

The investigation continues, seeking to uncover the circumstances leading to Daisy Link’s pregnancy while addressing the concerns and criticisms raised by her family regarding the treatment and handling of the situation by the correctional facility.

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