The Illinois Supreme Court is considering a new rule to limit the use of handcuffs and shackles during juvenile delinquency hearings.
The proposal would allow restraints on a minor only if a judge finds the youth is likely to hurt someone or escape.
The Supreme Court’s Rules Committee will take testimony on the proposed change at a July 8 hearing in Chicago.
Among the supporters of the change is the Illinois Justice Project, where Era Laudermilk is deputy director. She spoke about juvenile shackling with reporter Brian Mackey.
A version of this story was broadcast on Illinois Edition on June 22, 2016.