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They rendered Misa completely immobile and blindfolded her and kept her like this for 40 days. Physically, she wasn't a threat to anyone and she couldn’t have possibly broken out of the cell. Even if she could kill with only a face, they could have worn masks to cover their faces whenever they interacted with her in person. I just think It is a little inhume to have someone strapped down for 24 hours a day, for 6 weeks, whislt blindfolded at the same time, espically when it was completely uncessary to take such measures.

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They did not know it was unnecessary. At that point in time they did not know how she was able to kill. She might have been able to kill by mere touch for all they knew. So to be safe, they confined her. This does not look too inhumane and standard practise to me, considering the situation. Keep in mind that despite her being a cute idol, she was also a serial killer and had murdered their companion Ukita. L was not going to take any chances losing another human life.

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After reading chapter 33 again, it seems like L himself never really explained why he confined her this way, other than

She's suspected of being the second Killer, so it's only logical to restrain her this way.

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  • "They did not know it was unnecessary. At that point in time they did not know how – user31418 Jul 29 '15 at 14:47
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    @user31418 What do you mean, with that quote? – Peter Raeves Jul 29 '15 at 15:06
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    This is exactly the answer I was going to write when I clicked on this question. At this time L knew almost nothing about how Misa killed, so he took every precaution. Her restraints are comparable to those used on Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs, who didn't even have supernatural powers, so given how dangerous she was, this level of caution seems entirely warranted – Torisuda Jul 29 '15 at 23:58
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    @user31418 What she really needs is the Death Note. Without it she is utterly powerless even if she has a face and name. But again, L DOES NOT KNOW THIS. – Peter Raeves Jul 30 '15 at 10:15
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    @user31418 The precautions are not only done for their own safety. I can see two more reasons why he did it. 1. To prevent her from committing suicide, before they get answers. 2. To mentally break her down, to get answers faster. – Peter Raeves Jul 31 '15 at 13:56

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