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HB 0280 - Penal institutions; restraints on pregnant inmates under certain circumstances; prohibit use

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Teri Anulewicz
Last Action: 2/14/2019 - House - House Second Readers
House Committee: Judiciary - Non-Civil

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 280 moves to amend Title 42 of the O.C.G.A to prohibit the use of mechanical restraints, including handcuffs and shackles, on pregnant inmates unless such use of restraints is necessary to prevent the inmate from injuring herself or others. 

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