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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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Department of Corrections
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State Board of Local and Regional Jails
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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
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Comment Period Ends 9/27/2013
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8/4/13  11:30 am
Commenter: Robert Stewart / Social Action Linking Together

Abolish Shackling--It is a violation of the dignity of the human person.
 

Social Action Linking Together, a faith-based advocacy organization, supports the prohibition of shackling pregnant inmates in local and regional jails and prisons, in agreement with regulations of the Virginia Department of Correction.  The human person is sacred, and the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. Respect for the dignity of the human person is an ethical principle that is fundamental for advancing social justice in our communities. Shackling violates the dignity of the human person and should be abolished. 

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