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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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8/12/13  5:00 pm
Commenter: Pilar Jones, St. Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church

Humane Treatment of Pregnant Inmates

Pregnant inmates must be treated humanely.  They have an inate human dignity, which we all share.  If both mother and child are treated humanely and justly, we all benefit.  We need commonsense regulations and the restraints imposed on these women is far from it.

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