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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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8/13/13  4:23 pm
Commenter: Ann Stencil

Restraints of women during delivery
Restraining women during labor and delivery is inhumane. It also hampers the care of the woman and baby and increases the likelihood of compromising the well being of the mother and/or infant and puts the caregiver at risk.
CommentID: 28864