Jamielee Fielding Wiki
Jamielee Fielding Biography
Who is Jamielee Fielding ?
Jamielee Fielding from Livingston in Scotland was fined €420 (£367) in 2021 after being involved in a drunken altercation in the popular Spanish resort of Malaga, but left the country without paying her debt.
A year later, the 32-year-old woman, seven months pregnant, traveled to Tenerife for a family vacation with her father and her brother in August, but she was immediately identified at passport control and detained.
Despite offering to pay the fine on the spot, Fielding was taken to jail and later given a four-month sentence.
She now faces the prospect of giving birth in a Spanish prison and was reportedly being held without access to medication needed to treat gestational diabetes.
Fielding went to Tenerife in August on a family vacation, but was arrested at passport control.
Fielding told BBC Scotland his situation was “living hell” and appealed to British authorities to help secure his release in time for the birth of his child.
His sentence runs until December 16, but his baby is due on November 28.
It has been unimaginable. I cannot contemplate having my baby here in a foreign hospital,” Fielding said.
“All I want is to be back home in a Scottish hospital with my family around me to have a safe delivery… She is due to give birth on November 28 and I have been told to prepare to have her here.” .
Fielding had traveled to Malaga last year to identify the body of his mother, who died on vacation in Spain.
He claimed that her grief had put her in a bad mental state and led to unusually drunk and disruptive behavior that got him fined and ultimately saw her leave the country without paying.
Her mother served the first six weeks of her sentence in El Rosario prison, a high-security facility that houses a number of violent criminals.
Meanwhile, her father said he was not notified of her arrest or where she was being held, according to The Mirror. It was also stated that the pregnant woman was deprived of access to the medicines necessary to control gestational diabetes.
Last week, Fielding managed to secure a transfer to a low-security facility that allows her out on weekends, though she still must remain behind bars Monday through Friday.
Livingston MP Hannah Bardell is now campaigning for Fielding’s release and has called on the Foreign Office to carry out an investigation into the treatment of British citizens in Spain.
Bardell told fellow MPs in the House of Commons last week: “Jamielee is seven months pregnant, and we are very concerned that the health consequences, stress and poor treatment she received while in prison could have a damaging effect… it is imperative that she is immediately released from this disproportionate sentence and returned to Scotland to be with her family.
“The way Jamielee has been treated in Spain has been disgusting. This must not be tolerated and an investigation by the Foreign Office must look into the way British citizens are treated in Spain.
‘While my constituent is in the care of the Spanish authorities, she must be treated with dignity, care and respect under the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.’
Fielding posted a picture of her sonogram on Facebook of her just before she left for the trip to Tenerife in August, suggesting her daughter would be named Ariella.
She told BBC Scotland that her time in prison was full of anxiety and she expressed her guilt over the possible effects this could have on her unborn baby.
“It was a constant worry, just pure anxiety all the time and you have nothing to do but think too much… I felt so guilty for her and what she was going through.”