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Catalog Number 2008.010.008
Object Name Shackle
Description A "body chain" used by Deputies assigned to the Jefferson County Jail to restrain prisoners during movement outside the facility. Body Chains were normally used for the most difficult of prisoners to ensure security. This Body Chain was purchased by Sheriff George E. Koch in 1945. This body chain is anchored by Peerless Handcuffs, laced through metal grommets attached to a leather belt by interweaving chains. The belt was placed around the waist of the prisoner and the ends of the chain were connected together by the Peerless handcuffs.
Date 1945
Title Jefferson County jail shackle
Credit line Golden History Museums, City of Golden, Dennis L. Potter Collection
Collection Permanent-Dennis L. Potter
People Koch, George
Search Terms 1914 Jefferson County Jail
1958 Jefferson County Jail
Jefferson County Jail
Jefferson County Sheriffs
Jefferson County Sheriffs Department
Koch Family