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shackling

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In addition to the shackling, which has led the detainees to refuse to attend medical appointments in protest at what they perceive as degrading treatment, the authorities have cut visiting hours and the time for phone calls with their relatives.
Calling the indiscriminate shackling of children in Florida's courtrooms "repugnant, degrading, humiliating, and contrary to the stated primary purpose of the juvenile justice system," a majority of the justices agreed restraints may be used only when determined necessary on a case-by-case basis.
Sahar Francis stated: "The Israeli allegation that shackling hunger-striking
I hope my story will help to curtail the disgraceful practice of shackling women during labor, and that this, in turn, will help improve the attitudes of prison guards and hospital staff toward women who give birth while incarcerated.
If a woman is pregnant and delivering a baby I don't understand the reason for shackling.
In some instances, shackling may occur prior to charges being filed.
Israel's use of shackling "has snowballed almost out of control.
NAPW--victory: shackling pregnant prisoners in labor found to be cruel
The justices also said shackling a juvenile goes against the minor's right to due process and presumption of innocence.
Lawyer John Black yesterday branded his client's shackling in hospital "disgraceful", adding: "He's expected to be in for another two months.
Abuses include muscle paralysis by injection, sedation, sleep deprivation, shackling prisoners in painful positions for long periods, tossing shackled prisoners down stairs, and routine beatings.
The 23-year-old swore to prove his love for Viv's daughter Emma by shackling himself to his future mum-in-law for a week.