(St. Paul, MN) — Minnesota legislators are considering putting an end to shackling juveniles in courtrooms. State Representative Jamie Long of Minneapolis is the sponsor of the bill that limits the use of metal restraints, except in the rare instance of when the court deems them necessary for safety or preventing a flight risk. Critics of the practice say it is counterproductive to the juvenile court’s goals of rehabilitating minors and unnecessarily humiliates children.
Minnesota Lawmakers Could End Routine Shackling Of Children In Court
By Ashley Hanley|2021-06-22T06:57:42-05:00June 22nd, 2021|