This Week in South Florida: Shevrin Jones

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Sheer coincidence that the same week as that lawsuit filed involving a pregnant jail inmate, a new bill filed in Tallahassee addresses some of the same issues.

Separate and unrelated, but also raising questions of how Florida should handle the intersection of crime, punishment, childbirth, and the rights of an unborn child.

South Florida State Sen. Shevrin Jones has sponsored what would be called Ava’s Law.

And he has in past years, as well. Prenatal attention and treatment is the focus, as is the intersection of crime and parenthood.

Sen. Jones joined This Week in South Florida host Glenna Milberg to discuss, and their conversation can be seen at the top of this page.

About the Author:

Glenna Milberg joined Local 10 News in September 1999 to report on South Florida's top stories and community issues. She also serves as co-host on Local 10's public affairs broadcast, "This Week in South Florida."