October 17, 2015 6:00 pm -


Megon Riedel is suing three Jackson County, Missouri, jailers for cruel and unusual punishment as the result of an incident which occurred in 2012 when she was 39 weeks pregnant.


During that incident, Riedel alleges that jailers accused her of lying about feeling contractions and then threw her into the back of a police van for a 200+ mile transport while she was in labor. Riedel was shackled and chained. She also says she was bleeding, vomiting, and pleading for help.


According to documents filed as part of the suit, Riedel was in the early stages of labor and a doctor had informed jail staff that she was a high-risk pregnancy. Jailers were told they needed to have a plan in place because Riedel might require immediate medical assistance. The doctor’s orders were ignored and Riedel went into labor the next morning….READ MORE at LiberalAmerica


D.B. Hirsch
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