|Action||Amend Minimum Standards for Jails and Lockups to add requirements on restraint of pregnant offenders|
|Comment Period||Ends 9/27/2013|
Women shackled during labor and delivery
I had no idea of this was normal practice for women having children while incarcerated. I agree with those who have spoken for the shackles to be removed during labor and delivery and hope you act on the side of compassion for these women and remove the shackles during labor and delivery.