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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  1:05 pm
Commenter: Jordan Golmon

Restrict the Restraints on Mothers

Please enact new rules that would take the shackles off of mothers who are incarcerated.   These shackles put a physical as well as psychological weight on an expecting mother that's effects can bring much extra stress into what is already a tough situation for any expecting mother.  By taking away these restraints, you are helping harmless mothers get much needed relief from extra burdens.  This will be a very humane and much appreciated route to take.

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