|Action||Amend Minimum Standards for Jails and Lockups to add requirements on restraint of pregnant offenders|
|Comment Period||Ends 9/27/2013|
End Restraints on Pregnant Women
Please end the use of restraints on pregnant women in labor and delivery. There is no way a woman can be a threat to society while in the throes of childbirth. Also, I'm sure restraints pose a hazard to both the mother and child - adding additional costs at taxpayers' expense. Let's do good in the state and allow our female prisoners to deliver babies in humane and a medically sound manner.