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$163,900 Settlement in Illegal Shackling of Chicago Jail Prisoner

The Cook County Sheriff's Office in Illinois has agreed to pay 500 former
prisoners $50 per day for each day they were illegally shackled hand and
foot to a hospital bed. The lawsuit was filed originally by three
prisoners, Khalil Rohim, Wardell Hayes, Michael Dates, and Gregory Mays,
who received $65,000, $9,500, $7,500 and $6,500, respectively under the
settlement. The prisoners were handcuffed to beds at the Cook County
Hospital, which prevented them from going to court, using the telephone,
writing and reading.

The attorneys in this case, Thomas and Kevin Peters, received $445,000 in
attorney fees and costs. See: Rahim v. Sheahan, USDC, N. Dist Ill., Case No
99 C-0395

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Rahim v. Sheahan