MORROW, MCKEON, JONES,SHIRLEY, TURNER,ART, DAVIS,MONIQUE,
PUGH, MULLIGAN, LINDNER AND GILES.
CTY JAIL-CORR-PREGNT PRISONR
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Counties Code, the Unified Code of Corrections, and
the County Jail Act. Provides that when a pregnant female prisoner is
brought to a hospital from an Illinois correctional center or county
jail for the purpose of delivering her baby, no handcuffs, shackles,
or restraints of any kind may be used during her transport to a
medical facility for the purpose of delivering her baby. Prohibits
irons or shackles or waist shackles from being used on a pregnant
female prisoner who is in labor. Requires a correctional officer to
be posted immediately outside the delivery room upon the pregnant
female prisoner's entry to that room. Requires the Department of
Corrections or Sheriff to provide for adequate personnel to monitor
the pregnant female prisoner during her transport to and from the
hospital and during her stay at the hospital.
CORRECTIONAL NOTE (Dept. of Corrections)
HB392 will have no fiscal or prison population impact on DOC.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0253
Last action date: 99-07-23
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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