Agencies | Governor
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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8/21/13  3:44 pm
Commenter: Alexa Aviles

STOP the inhumane practice of Shackling Pregnant Women

I am deeply ashamed that this is happening in our country.  As every women who has given birth and man who has witnessed the miracle of life being brought forth from her body: common sense, human decency and basic dignity would tell you this practice in unwarranted, potentially harmful and deeply offensive.  The great state of Virgina can do better and its citizens deserve basic human rights, even if they have made mistakes.  Stop shackling of Pregnancy Incarcerated Women.  Thank you.

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