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Objections raised to caging inmates during therapy

Dec 28, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
Prisoners with psychiatric problems must be treated, and the therapists must be protected, but many question the state's approach.

Before group therapy begins for mentally ill maximum-security inmates at California prisons, five patients are led in handcuffs to individual metal cages about the size of a phone booth. Steel mesh and a plastic spit shield separate the patients from the therapist, who sits in front of the enclosures wearing a shank-proof vest.

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