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High Court Rules 'Hitching Post' Use Is Unconstitutional

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High Court Rules 'Hitching Post' Use Is Unconstitutional

High Court Rules 'Hitching Post' Use Is Unconstitutional

High Court Rules 'Hitching Post' Use Is Unconstitutional

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Richard Cohen of the Southern Poverty Law Center talks about a Supreme Court decision declaring unconstitutional an Alabama prison practice of using a "hitching post." The court found the practice — punishing prisoners by handcuffing them to a metal pole — to be "obvious cruelty."