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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Corrections
State Board of Local and Regional Jails
Minimum Standards for Jails and Lockups [6 VAC 15 ‑ 40]
Action Amend Minimum Standards for Jails and Lockups to add requirements on restraint of pregnant offenders
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 9/27/2013
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7/29/13  11:28 am
Commenter: The Family Foundation

Limit the Use of Restraints on Pregnant Inmates

The Family Foundation commends the Board of Corrections for proposing regulations that will promote the health and well-being of Virginia’s pregnant inmates. The use of restraints on women during labor and delivery is an injustice that has been permitted for far too long. These new policies will serve to protect the lives of both the expecting mother and her unborn child by creating more humane conditions inside our jails and correctional facilities. We encourage the Board to approve these regulations and to continue standing for the dignity of life for all Virginians.

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