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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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7/30/13  11:32 am
Commenter: Rita Siebenaler--private citizen

Restraints on Pregnant Virginia Inmates

I strongly recommend that the Commonwealth of Virginia follow the recommendations of:

The American Medical Association

US Marshalls Service 

the Federal Bureau of Prisons

and end the harmful practice of restraining pregnant inmates during birth and delivery.


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