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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  1:57 pm
Commenter: Cheryl Hair

restraints on pregnant inmates

I commend you for thinking of the health & safety of pregnant inmates, and their babies. Having a woman in restraints during labor & delivery can endanger the mother and/or the baby. Please change this policy, so that the mothers and babies will have every oppotunity for a safe delivery. Thank you.


Mrs. Cheryl Hair

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