SUGGESTED RESOURCES FOR RCW 70.48.500, Use of Restraints on Pregnant Women and Youth in Custody

The following resources were produced under RCW 70.48.800, which required the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs, the department of corrections, the department of social and health services, juvenile rehabilitation administration, and the criminal justice training commission to jointly develop an informational packet on the requirements of chapter 181, Laws of 2010. The packet became available for distribution prior to September 1, 2010 and was distributed to our members at that time.  Since that time, several members have asked for easy access to these materials.   The following documents are provided for use by our member jails and may be used to assist in local policy development, training and educational purposes.

These resources have not been reviewed by any legal authority.  Any legal questions an agency may have should be reviewed by the agency’s legal advisor. 

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