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Lawsuit: Birth control for sentencing breaks violated rights

 

August 18, 2017



NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff and judge violated the constitutional rights of jail inmates by promising to reduce their sentences if they underwent birth control procedures, an ex-inmate says in a federal lawsuit.

Christel Ward was among the misdemeanor-level White County Jail inmates who took the deal, according to the lawsuit. She said Thursday that she still has the unwanted birth control device in her arm that authorities injected in her.

"I want this out of my arm, and I'm still not allowed to get it out until I pay," Ward said at a news conference. "I can't come up wit...



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