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Day of Discussion held at Library of Virginia

William and Mary collaborated with Virginia Commonwealth University on a "Day of Discussion" that brought together people from across the state to talk about how to best help women in prison who are pregnant.

The forum was hosted by the Healthy Beginnings Project in Richmond last week and gave inmates, academics, women's rights lawyers and corrections officers a chance to discuss some of the challenges pregnant women in jail face.

The attendees discussed the disparate standards found in jails throughout Virginia. The National Commission on Correctional Health Care has established standards for jailhouse...

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