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AUSTRALIA – New South Wales prison guards demand Tasers (2011-10-13)

Posted on October 13 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: Tasers as an ideal control-device in prisons? Prison guards are calling on the New South Wales (NSW) Government to issue them with Tasers. The union representing the guards, the Public Service Association, says the stun guns would make NSW jails safer. Although they are used elseqhere in Australia, NSW Attorney-General Greg Smith has […]

PORTUGAL – Ministro proíbe utilização de ‘taser’ [Minister bans use of ‘taser’ (in prisons)] (2011-04-04)

Posted on April 4 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (This is an edited google-translation from Portuguese; the original text appears below the translation, in italics.) Following protests anmd the video of abuse by prison guards, the Minister of Justice has banned the use of tasers on inmates. The case “led to disciplinary proceedings still in progress” and was also “given […]