"(Deputies) took the appropriate actions under the circumstances and followed the relevant policies and procedures," a Sheriff's Department spokeswoman told KDVR. "The care and well-being of our inmates is a top priority for the Denver Sheriff's Department, which is why we contract with Denver Health to provide comprehensive medical care at both of our jails."
The department’s policies have since been changed. Now, an emergency ambulance will be called if an inmate goes into labor.
"Any layperson can see that a woman who has been in labor for hours and hours and who is yelling, calling that she's in labor and needs to call the hospital needs to go to the hospital, pick up the phone and call 911," Newman told KDVR.
Denver Health Medical Center did not comment to KDVR because it is a pending legal matter. Its nurses are staffed at jails to provide medical care to inmates.
"The internal review is complete but due to the legality of the incident, we unfortunately are not able to share the information publicly," officials with the medical center told KDVR in a statement.
Sanchez had been in custody for about two weeks before giving birth.
"I know I was (in jail) because I was at fault for something I did wrong, but I didn't deserve that, especially not my baby," Sanchez told KDVR.