Zinah Jennings (left) appears in court on Jan. 30, 2012.
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Zinah Jennings, the mother of 11 month old missing Columbia toddler Amir Jennings, is currently in a 90 day period of solitary confinement according to her lawyer, Hemphill Pride.
"I don't have the full details on it," said Hemphill Pride, Jenning's lawyer. "I am dealing with that situation in terms of trying to find out more about what happened. Once I find out more, I'll plot the appropriate course of action for her."
According to Pride, Zinah was involved with a scuffle with the nurse who brings her court mandated prescriptions at the Richland County Jail.
Pride described the incident as pushing and shoving and said no punches were thrown. He described the solitary confinement as punishment for Jennings' actions.
She is also pregnant with another child. Pride confirmed that child is due in August.
"We don't know how the baby is doing, either way, good or bad," said Pride.
He's concerned about one of the court mandated drugs Jennings is prescribed to take. Pride has filed a motion asking a judge to reconsider that mandated prescription.
"The literature says for the child in the third trimester, it could cause birth defects, could cause mental retardation," said Pride. "You must remember since the medicine was court ordered, no doctor, certainly the doctor that prescribed the medication, has been back to see Zinah."
Jennings has been in custody since last December when she was arrested by Columbia Police. Jennings is in jail, charged with 'unlawful conduct toward a child'.