|Action||Amend Minimum Standards for Jails and Lockups to add requirements on restraint of pregnant offenders|
|Comment Period||Ends 9/27/2013|
Restraints for Pregnant Inmates
Restraining pregnant women is dangerous and inhumane. Restraining pregnant inmates increases their chances of accidentally tripping or falling, and harming their pregnancies. During labor and postpartum recovery, restraints can interfere with appropriate medical care and can be detrimental to the health of the woman and her child. Let's use common sense and keep these women and their babies safe.