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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  12:15 pm
Commenter: Dylan Kennedy

Limit the Use of Restraints on Pregnant Inmates
In this day and age, women are faced with many surrounding complications throughout their pregnancy and when giving birth. The stress and pain induced by labor already puts women at great risk for additional complications. Let's keep it simple and keep the shackles off during labor.
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