MISSISSIPPI: Enforce Full Term Pregnancy!

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In October 2015, the organization filed suit on behalf of Megon Riedel, who allegedly endured similarly inhumane treatment though she was 39 weeks into a high-risk pregnancy, bleeding, and in severe pain during labor. Riedel’s baby survived.

The most recent lawsuit accuses Rhodes’s jailers of violation of her constitutional rights, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The ACLU is suing Mississippi County for what it claims is a policy of mistreating pregnant women and failure to supervise its correctional officers. The suit also names former jail administrator Cory Hutcheson and jail employees Carol Manning, Faith Altamirano, Sally Faye Gammons, Terri Lynn Bowman, and a Mr. Henry and Mr. Lee whose first names are unknown.

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