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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  8:41 pm
Commenter: Janice E Luth

Pregnant inmates

I delivered babies for 25 years, and I cannot imagine attempting to examine a woman with leg shackles. Surely women in advanced stages of pregnancy are not a huge flight risk! Please amend regulations to preserve safety and dignity for pregnant inmates.

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