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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  8:11 pm
Commenter: Caroline McCormack

Physical restraints on pregnant female inmates


I am outraged at the knowledge that pregnant female inmates wear physical restraints before, during and after delivery of their baby. Only someone who has never been pregnant or given birth would enact and enforce such an inhumane law. These woman are human beings, not animals. Show some decency and abolish this ignorant law.

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