Woman Settles Nebraska Prison Toilet Birth Lawsuit

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The state of Nebraska and a former inmate have settled her lawsuit that said she was forced to deliver her daughter in a toilet at the women's prison in York.

The agreement calls for Charlene Clifton to be paid $25,000.

Clifton was serving time for felony assault of an officer in Dodge County. She was released in February 2010.

Clifton's lawsuit says she told prison staffers she was in labor about noon on June 4, 2009. The suit says Clifton was told she couldn't go to a hospital until her water broke, and she was sent back to her cell about 10 p.m. But on the way, she went into a restroom and gave birth to her daughter in a toilet.

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