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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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7/31/13  9:37 am
Commenter: Martha Shelton

Stop physical restraints on women in labor

Consider that a woman in labor is a low flight risk.  This practice puts an innocent baby at risk.

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