By Maurice Chammah
St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The Marshall Project
"The chair no one wants to sit in. In jails across the country, sometimes for days or weeks at a time, prisoners are held in “restraint chairs” that they say inflict acute physical pain and lasting emotional damage. Jail officials say the chairs ensure that detainees do not harm themselves while intoxicated or suffering from mental illness. But widespread use of the chair has been linked to at least 20 deaths in the past six years, and there is little oversight or accountability. In collaboration with the St. Louis Post- Dispatch, TMP’s Maurice Chammah has this story..."
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Learning asks us to change – so that the world might be a place for all are free to thrive