(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.