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Captive Audience

...canvas-and-leather straitjacket was deemed so cruel its use was banned in 1912, as was the use of "The Iron Claw," a sinister-looking restraint device. Troublesome inmates were strung up by their thumbs from iron rings set in the walls for that purpose or...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/10/01/liv_297507.shtml
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