New regulations adopted for pregnant inmates

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Updated: 3/18 5:30 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Prison guards will have to restrict their use of restraints on pregnant women in Nevada prisons. The Nevada Board of Prison Commissioners decided on Tuesday to adopt regulations on the subject, such as allowing new inmate mothers to use breast pumps.

The approval comes on the heels of a federal lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of Valerie Nabors, a former inmate at the Florence McClure Women's Correctional Center. Nabors was put in leg shackles ten minutes after giving birth in October 2011, even though she was deemed not to be a flight risk.

Officials settled the lawsuit for $130,000.
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