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Supreme Court says judges can't force defendants to be tried in prison garb

The state's highest court recently ruled that future defendants must not be forced to wear prison garb during their trials. If they are forced to do so, the justices made clear that their convictions will be overturned, no other questions asked.

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  • lj

    Does anyone think this somewhat narrow ruling might be expanded to other states? I know of instances when family members brought clothing to jail the day before a court appearance but the clothing was not given to the inmate.

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