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State May Settle With Shackled Pregnant Inmate

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The state Board of Examiners is scheduled to consider settling a lawsuit with a former Nevada inmate who was shackled while in labor.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports a $130,000 award is being proposed to settle the lawsuit filed by Valerie Nabors and the ACLU of Nevada.

The board meets Tuesday in Carson City.

Nabors gave birth in October 2011. A federal lawsuit argued she was put at risk of substantial harm and subjected to inhumane treatment when she was shackled during transport to a hospital.

The newspaper reports Nabors was released from prison in May 2012 after she completed a 12- to 30-month sentence for attempted grand larceny, a nonviolent crime. She was not considered a flight risk.

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