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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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8/3/13  6:42 pm
Commenter: Garret Girmus, Virginia resident

Please Limit Restraints on Pregnant Women

Please move to apply and make permanent these new rules limiting restraints on pregnant women, especially those about to give birth, giving birth, and immediately after birth.  The current situation is untenable and barbaric.  Women should not be restrained in this situation; it truly is cruel an unusual punishment.

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