After Valerie Nabors, a former Nevada Department of Corrections inmate, gave birth to her fourth child, she says she was forced to wear shackles ten minutes later, ABC News reports.
Nabors also claims that her ankles were chained during labor, an illegal act in Nevada. The only time an inmate can be shackled during labor is she can potentially cause harm to herself or is a flight risk. Nabors fit neither category. The mother of four filed a lawsuit on June 20 against the Nevada Department of Corrections claiming cruel and unusual punishment.
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