|Action||Amend Minimum Standards for Jails and Lockups to add requirements on restraint of pregnant offenders|
|Comment Period||Ends 2/29/2012|
Shackling women in labor
Please, please discontinue the barbaric practic of shackling or otherwise restraining women while they are in labor. A laboring woman is in a vulnerable position -- and the life of her child is on the line, too! I am ashamed and appalled that our state allows this.