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Shackled in Solitary

By keeping mentally ill inmates shackled in isolation for days at a time, the Connecticut Department of Corrections magnifies the damage to these individuals and causes long-term psychological damage, the ACLU said in a federal complaint Thursday.

HARTFORD, Conn. — By keeping mentally ill inmates shackled in isolation for days at a time, the Connecticut Department of Corrections magnifies the damage to these individuals and causes long-term psychological damage, the ACLU said in a federal complaint Thursday. 

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