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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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Lawyers fight Arpaio’s bid to bar records at trial

Lawyers pressing a racial profiling lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office urged a judge to let them introduce at trial citizen complaints that they say shows the sheriff based some of his immigration enforcement efforts on racially charged complaints that didn't allege actual crimes.

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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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Appeal hearing to continue for former Arpaio aide

An employee appeals hearing is scheduled to continue Monday for a top aide to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio who was fired for allegedly lying about his involvement in a group that gave money for an advertisement attacking the sheriff's 2008 opponent.

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