Nevada Settles Suit With Shackled Pregnant Inmate

February 6, 2014

A state board has approved paying $130,000 to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of a former Nevada inmate who was shackled while in labor and after giving birth.

The Board of Examiners on Tuesday authorized the settlement with former inmate Valerie Nabors.

Nabors gave birth in October 2011. A federal lawsuit argued she was put at risk of substantial harm and subjected to inhumane treatment when she was shackled during transport to the hospital and after delivery.

lawsuit10She was released from prison in May 2012 after serving time for a non-violent crime. Nabors was not considered a flight risk.

The state also is implementing new policies dealing with treatment of pregnant inmates as part of the settlement.

The ACLU represented Nabors and will receive $50,000 of the overall settlement.

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  • February 12, 2014 at 5:06 pm
    bob says:
    Corniness doesn't matter to me, I am myself in person. You might even find though that I'm far left in regards to most prison/crime areas as a side comment. I believe most peo... read more
  • February 12, 2014 at 4:14 pm
    Libby says:
    And I'm sorry about your loss, but congrats on two healthy kids.
  • February 12, 2014 at 4:14 pm
    Libby says:
    I would like that. We can still disagree, but we don't have to insult each other all the time. You will find I am not the far left-wing radical people think I am. It's only... read more
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