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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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9/5/13  7:43 pm
Commenter: Thomas Palumbo

Protect Pregnant Women and Children

Please support these sensible permanent regulations to ensure the safety of mothers and their children. The American Medical Association, the American Public Health Association, and the Amereican Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, all support limiting the use of restraints for pregnant inmates. I thank the Board for proposing regulations to limit the use of restraints, and urge the Board to make these regulations final.

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