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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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8/13/13  5:05 pm
Commenter: St. John Neumann Catholic Church-Pro-Life Ministry

Humane Treatment of Pregnant Inmates

We commend the VA Board of Corrections for Proposing regulations that limit the current inhumane physical restraints on female inmates before, during and after childbirth. These restraints increase harm to the mother and her child. We support your efforts in making these regulations permanent. Thank you for your consideration.


Bill Eager

CommentID: 28868