A baby girl born at the Van Nuys Jail on Friday night was in satisfactory condition at Valley Presbyterian Hospital on Saturday morning, authorities said.
The mother, Mandie Williams, 20, of Pacoima, was arrested early Friday on suspicion of selling cocaine. Jail guards moved Williams to the medical dispensary about 9 p.m. Friday after she complained of discomfort. The baby was born 17 minutes later, said Los Angeles Police Sgt. Charles Swanson.