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Cook County, Ill., Inmates File Lawsuits Alleging Illegal Shackling During Childbirth
Posted on 21 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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

WA Settles With Inmate Shackled During Childbirth
Posted on 20 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SEATTLE - (AP) The Washington Department of Corrections has settled for more than $100,000 with a former inmate who says she was shackled while she gave birth in 2007. Casandra Brawley will receive $125,000 from the state to settle the lawsuit, which... Read More