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Brewer OKs limits on shackling pregnant inmates

Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill that limits the use of restraints on pregnant inmates. The bill signed into law Monday by Brewer would ban state or county jails and prisons from shackling inmates or detainees while they're being transported for delivery or during labor, delivery or postpartum recovery.

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New trial ordered over Arpaio’s pink-underwear policy for inmates

WASHINGTON – A federal court has reinstated a lawsuit against Maricopa County and Sheriff Joe Arpaio by a woman who said her brother’s death stemmed from a traumatic jail “dress out” – when he was held down, stripped and forced into the pink underwear of county inmates. A divided panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also said a lower court could consider whether Arpaio’s pink-underwear policy for inmates amounts to “punishment without legal justification.”

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