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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  6:13 pm
Commenter: Dennis Huyck Knights of Columbus

Support Regulations that Protect Pregnant Mothers and Babies Born in Prison

We ask that you support regulations to outlaw the use of restraints for women in prison who are pregnant and before and immediately after giving birth.  This practice is at minimum cruel and unusual, and it could cause great harm to mothers and babies.  Let's respect these mothers and their right to give birth, no matter what their offense was.  This is only common decency.  Thank you for your consideration.  

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