Usually it “softens” the defendant up a bit to be chained in shackles. It’s especially effective when they can be arrested at their home or workplace in front of people they know.
The new guidelines can include both men and women and new drafts of the policy include the implementation of a spit-gag and a mandatory 20 – 30 minutes standing on a public street while initial paperwork is completed.
A promise to remove shackles is negated by the statement in the document that they sign that they will remain in shackles until their final sentencing.
All this has increased the flow of women through the prosecutor’s offices into the Institute for the Incarceration of Women.
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