Straitjacket - Locked, Cream, Circa 1910. Alternative Name(s): Straightjacket. Form of restraint used in mental health hospitals in Victoria Australia. Used in a ward for female patients (F5).

Physical Description

Straitjacket is made from strong canvas. Front has a round neck and sleeves are sewn into large pockets each side for hands. A wide strip of canvas is sewn across the chest and fastens across the back by two locks. There are four more locks down the back of the jacket.


Example of restraints used in psychiatric hospitals in Victoria Australia

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