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Illegal alien wins $200,000 verdict for being handcuffed in comfy bed

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A federal jury awarded Juana Villegas $200,000 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 her rights when it shackled her and later denied her a breast pump after her son Gael was born.

Villegas, who was in the country illegally, was arrested during a traffic stop in Berry Hill and detained under a sheriff’s office immigration program while she was nine months pregnant.

Metro Legal argued that Villegas' anguish was not from the shackling but because she was under the threat of deportation.

But the judge said jurors could not know that she was in the country illegally while deciding the issue of whether she should be compensated.


Attorneys had asked for $1.2 million.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011 10:37 PM

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I don't know. I don't care what her crime was, but shackling a woman in labor to a bed is hugely inhumane and worthy of harsh punishment and in that light I think it is correct not to make her illegal status a factor for the jury. It's unrelated to the act committed towards her and doesn't constitute justification for it, so why should the jury know?

Why would they shackle her to a bed, at all? Let alone during labor?

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