Esther-Channah (dragonbat2006) wrote in little_details,

Transport Restraints: Present Day New Jersey.

Me again. Almost finished my Batman fanfiction. The setup is Gotham City, and I'm going by the DC Atlas that puts Gotham in New Jersey. (As this is, at the end of the day, a fictional city, I'm willing to be flexible.)

Situation is as follows: Batman was unmasked, and involuntarily committed to Arkham. For story purposes, I came up with a setup where he was unwilling to escape initially. He's decided it's in his best interests to go through normal channels: i.e. pass a competency hearing. So, knowing that he's Batman:

1) What sort of restraints would be used to transport him to court? If it's important, during his incarceration, he has not been violent. There was some passive resistence, but at no time did he assault a guard or other prisoner. There was one escape eight months prior to the hearing that ended when he returned of his own free will.

2) I've seen enough prison dramas to know that IF Hollywood got it right, then in jail, restraints are removed once the prisoner is in his cell, and replaced if he has to leave it for tranportation. Would this be true while he's at the courthouse awaiting the hearing? Or would they keep him under restraint even in the cell?

Research tried: Sites like this: and, which are great at showing me what sort of restraints are available, but there are several different options. The prisoner is coming from an psychiatric institution rather than a prison. I'm not sure whether this would have any bearing. (If it makes a difference, a couple chapters back, I burned Arkham down and Bruce has been remanded to a hospital psych ward for the weeks immediately prior to the hearing.) I've also gone here: but a cursory search didn't turn up what I was looking for.

Tags: usa: government: prison

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