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Juana Villegas Case Study

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Juana Villegas v Metropolitan Government County/Nashville-Davison County Sheriff’s Office Juana Villegas, 9 months pregnant with her fourth child, was arrested and detained for pretrial on a minor traffic offence on July 3,2008. After two days in the Davison County detention center, Ms. Villegas’s water broke and she went into labor. She was transported by ambulance to Metro General Hospital, before transport she was handcuffed and shackled, at that time an officer from the detention center noted his concerns. According to the testimony of Dr. Sandra Torrente, the concern was reasonable given the history of Ms. Villegas’s short labors; in fact, once the restraints were removed, she progressed from 3cm. dilated to 10 cm dilated, and
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