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$4.1 Million Settlement for Cook County Jail Prisoners Shacked During Labor

Cook County Illinois has agreed to pay a $4.1 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit that challenged the shackling of pregnant prisoners at the Cook County Jail during labor, delivery or after giving birth, from December 4, 2006 through February 14, 2011.

The May 2012 settlement provides cash payments ...

 

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