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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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9/10/13  5:27 pm
Commenter: Mary Ellen D'Agostino--SALT

Restraining inmates before and after child bearing

As a result of a year long attendance at many meetings of state officials, civic organizations and the general public I feel that we should enact legislation to ban this practice in state institutiions and local jails. It is a health hazard for mother and child, records prove that it has not been a flight risk for inmates. Let's get Virginia  on record for humane treatment of inmates and join the other states which have already banned this practice.

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