Cook County, Ill., Inmates File Lawsuits Alleging Illegal Shackling During Childbirth

ILLINOIS - (Medical News Today) Twenty female former inmates in Cook County, Ill., have filed lawsuits against the county sheriff's office claiming they were handcuffed by their wrists or shackled by their legs during labor and childbirth . . . . read more

ACLU Sues Feds For Shackling Immigrant Detainees

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups have filed a lawsuit i n San Francisco federal court seeking to stop a practice in which alleged illegal immigrants are shackled at the feet, waist and wrists while appearing in immigration court. The groups allege in the suit filed...