Gwinnett County Jail faces lawsuit over restraint chairs

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Gwinnett County Jail faces lawsuit over restraint chairs

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GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -

More and more counties are buying special restraint chairs to subdue unruly prisoners. However, a federal lawsuit claims Gwinnett County's use of restraint chairs is unconstitutional.

Gwinnett County uses restraint chairs more than many other metro jails. The policy forbids them to be used as punishment. But the jailhouse videos themselves raise questions about why some prisoners wound up strapped in these chairs for hours.

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