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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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7/31/13  9:07 am
Commenter: Dorothea D. Lucier

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.

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