Prisoners; prohibits use of restraints on those who are pregnant, exception. (HB1488)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Restraint of certain prisoners.  Prohibits a state, regional, local, or juvenile correctional facility from using restraints on any prisoner who is pregnant during labor, transport to a medical facility, delivery, or postpartum recovery unless the warden, superintendent, or jailor finds there is a compelling reason to believe that the prisoner poses serious harm to herself or others, is a flight risk, or cannot be reasonably restrained by other means. Such facility shall use the least restrictive restraints necessary on any inmate in the second or third trimester of pregnancy. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 12/13/2010 Committee
  • 12/13/2010 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100581D
  • 12/13/2010 Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
  • 01/24/2011 Assigned MPPS sub: #3
  • 01/28/2011 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 0-N)
  • 01/28/2011 Tabled in Militia, Police and Public Safety