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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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8/14/13  11:01 am
Commenter: Sandra Cammer

Protect Pregnant Women and their Babies

Please, use common sense here.  Restraining pregnant women has got to be dangerous to the mother and surely there is potential for trauma to her child at the time of birth.  At the very least, it is inhumane.  The AMA and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists support limiting the use of restraints.  PLEASE PROTECT THE WOMEN AND THEIR BABIES.

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