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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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7/29/13  3:11 pm
Commenter: Ruth Twiggs

Restraints on pregnant and/or prisoners delivering

When I first learned of this about 3 years ago, I was beyond shocked.  How could this be happening?  Of course, no one I talked to in the general public even knew it was happening.  Total disrespect for women!

I applaud the legislators and the other caring individuals and organizations who worked tirelessly to see this barbaric practice stopped.  I hope as I read through the new regulations that they will be applied and that there will be stringent  oversight to see that they are.

Thanks to all who perservered.

We do care.




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