Bill bans handcuffs during jailhouse births

Just about the time when I think I have heard it all, something new pops up. Do not trust myself to comment further. Seems as if the Governor could just say, end it. Come to think of why has a Governor in the state of Florida permitted this since statehood?

“…..TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTW) — Women giving birth in a Florida prison or county jail would not be handcuffed or otherwise restrained under a measure passed by state lawmakers.

The House passed the Healthy Pregnancies for Incarcerated Women Act (SB 524) by a vote of 114-1 on Wednesday. Democratic Rep. Darryl Rouson of St. Petersburg cast the lone vote against the bill.

It next goes back to the Senate, which had approved a previous version the House changed.

A similar measure was introduced last year but did not pass into law.

The act allows pregnant women to be physically restrained only if they’re shown to be a security or escape risk. A woman who believes she was restrained in violation of the act could file a grievance within one year…”

Wonder what would happen if a hospital cuffed a women to the bed during child birth.

Bill bans handcuffs during jailhouse births

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