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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  12:25 pm
Commenter: Michelle Knight

Don't shackle pregnant women

How dare you even consider shackling women when they are in labor. Having had 3 children myself, I can tell you that a woman in labor is not a flight risk of any kind. Her body and mind are solely focused on giving birth and nothing else. Have the decency to allow a laboring woman to maintain her human dignity; do not restrain her in anyway!!!

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