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It’s one thing to be confined to a jail cell. It’s another thing altogether to be tortured. Last week Your Black World reported on how prisoners in Georgia jails were being abused and mistreated. And last week, a Senate panel heard testimony from an exonerated former prisoner about the way in which solitary confinement drives inmates insane. One could also make the case that being shackled while going through the pain of childbirth is also torture. That’s what one woman was forced to endure, and now she’s suing:
A former prison inmate who says she was shackled at the ankles in an ambulance while in labor prior to the birth of her daughter despite the objections of medical personnel sued the Nevada Department of Corrections on Wednesday. The suit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, cited what it described as shocking [...]
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