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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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9/26/13  8:49 pm
Commenter: Leslie Rubio

Regulations limiting restraint of pregnant inmates

I vote in favor of the regulations limiting restraint of prenant inmates in Virginia's corrections facilities.  The vast majority of female prisoners are non violent offenders who pose a low security risk especially when they are in labor.  In states that have outlawed this practice, there have been no documented incidents of women in labor escaping or causing harm to themselves, prison employees or medical personnel. 



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