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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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8/12/13  6:11 pm
Commenter: connie fredericks

restraining pregnant women

Type over this text and enter your  These regulations ensure that a consistent policy will be applied by corrections facilities across the Commonwealth.  Restraining pregnant women is a dangerous practice that can result in injury to the mother and trauma to her child. The American Medical Association, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Public Health Association all support limiting the use of restraints for pregnant inmates. I commend the Board for proposing regulations limiting the use of restraints and urge it to make these regulations final. 

-        Restraining pregnant women before and during labor and delivery is inhumane.  Restraints increase the risk of accidentally tripping and falling and harming the pregnancy.comments here. You are limited to approximately 3000 words.

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