Davidson Co TN sheriff’s dept loses suit for $200k to woman left shackled to bed while giving birth

A federal jury awarded $200,000 to a woman because the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office shackled her to a bed while she was in labor in 2008.

In April, U.S. District Judge William J. Haynes Jr. ruled that the agency violated Juana Villegas’ rights when it shackled her and later denied her a breast pump after her son Gael was born.



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