|Action||Amend Minimum Standards for Jails and Lockups to add requirements on restraint of pregnant offenders|
|Comment Period||Ends 9/27/2013|
Minimum Standards for Jails and Lockups [6 VAC 15 ? 40]
We commend the Board of Corrections’ approval of proposed regulations limiting the use of restraints on pregnant inmates. We thank the Board for implementing this compassionate and commonsense policy to protect the health and well-being of mothers and their unborn children. We urge the Board to make these proposed regulations final and to include a strong public reporting requirement in the regulations to ensure accountability for and compliance with the regulations.