Count me in as naive, I had no idea such barbaric practices were an issue in America, but apparently it is not only Milwaukee County that shackles women prisoners during childbirth.
But Milwaukee and it’s RW nutjob Sheriff, David Clarke, are the ones now being dragged into court by 40 women to answer for it.
“At least 40 women who were incarcerated at the Milwaukee County Jail have been forced to give birth there in shackles, a new lawsuit says.
The federal civil suit accuses the notorious lockup of inflicting “physical pain and suffering” on dozens of pregnant inmates who endured labor in chains, exposing them to “unreasonable risks of harm.”
This is at least the third recent lawsuit alleging similar treatment of women inmates at the jail, and the latest in a long list of alleged horrors that have happened there.”
This shit is beyond belief. Not only are our LEOs incapable of protecting themselves against a bikini clad 15 year old girl without resorting to violence, they are apparently incapable of controlling a woman whose water has broken.
“According to the civil complaint, the 27-year-old Hall was held at the jail for seven months in 2013, for an unspecified offense.
She was pregnant at the time, and forced to wear a “belly-chain,” which kept her wrists tied to her waist and attached her legs with irons.
But armed deputies forced her to keep the chain on when she went into labor — even after medical providers insisted she be freed, the complaint says.
Her confinement inflicted more pain on her as she gave birth, left marks on her body and made it harder for hospital workers to give her an epidural, court papers say.”
Clarke and his ilk are monsters.