Shackling Prohibition and Funding Bill

HB 1038 Healthy Mother & Child Shackling Prohibition

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Carla Cunningham (D-Mecklenburg), Rep. Bobbie Rrichardson (D-Franklin)

Bill Movement

This bill was filed in the House on May 31, 2018.

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the House Judiciary I Committee on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

Bill Summary

This bill states that a correctional institutions can not use retrains on a prisoner or a detainee known to be pregnant  during labor, transportation to a medical facility, delivery, or postpartum recovery. The bill states that the provider or health professional treating the patient can request that the officer remove restraints. If restraints are used, the least restrictive restraint is to be uses, and must be documented by the corrections official as to the circumstance as to why this restraint was necessary.

This bill also allocates $250,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Safety to be allocated to policy, implementation, education, and training.


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