It’s all smiles when folks try the shackles at a U.S. Marshals public event, but attorney Gene Iredale says their mandatory use for all defendants in federal court creates a guilty-till-proven-innocent atmosphere.

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Chained until proven innocent

Shackled in a palladium of liberty

Federal court requires defendants to be shackled; this is estimated as a presumption of guilt before before being found innocent, say some people.


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