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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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8/12/13  5:00 pm
Commenter: The Virginia Catholic Conference

-Protect Pregnant Women and Children
 

-        Restraining pregnant women before and during labor and delivery is inhumane.  Restraints increase the risk of accidentally tripping and falling and harming the pregnancy.

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