NYC Jail Report Reveals Use of ‘Restraint Desks’ for Inmates

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On Rikers Island in New York City, young men sit for hours with feet shackled to “restraint desks” in a cell block for the jail’s most violent inmates, reports ProPublica. The school-like desks, outfitted with chains and locks, are located in specialized cell blocks called Enhanced Supervision Housing units. In the most secure levels, inmates who have committed violent infractions can . . .

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