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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 NOIRA
Comment Period Ends 2/29/2012
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2/6/12  9:51 pm
Commenter: Heidi Rugg *

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.





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