Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Corrections
State Board of Local and Regional Jails
Minimum Standards for Jails and Lockups [6 VAC 15 ‑ 40]
Amend Minimum Standards for Jails and Lockups to add requirements on restraint of pregnant offenders
Action 3615
General Information
Action Summary The current regulations do not proscribe any special considerations for restraint of offenders known to be pregnant while under the control of local jails and lockups. The proposed changes will specify the type of restraint devices to be used, how the restraint devices may be applied, the circumstances under which the restraints may be used, and reporting requirements for use of restraints on offenders known to be pregnant.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003078]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6083 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/29/2012.
6388 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/27/2013.
6821 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/08/2014.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jim Bruce  / Agency Regulatory Coordinator
Address: P.O. Box 26963
Richmond, VA 23261-6963
Email Address:
Phone: (804)674-3303 ext: 1130    FAX: (804)674-3017    TDD: ()-