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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  10:37 am
Commenter: Ted Ku

end restraint of prisoners giving birth

It just doesn't seem like a woman giving birth poses an especially dangerous flight risk. To shackle a prisoner while she endures the throes of labor and delivery seems unnecesary, cruel, and dangerous to mother and child.

CommentID: 28732