Archive for the 'Prisons – Guards demand tasers' Category

USA – Michigan Prison Guards Now Equipped With Tasers (2012-03-02)

Posted on March 2 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The normalization of tasers in US prisons … “They’re dangerous, they’re effective and they’re spreading into Michigan prisons.” The Department of Corrections is now using tasers to keep the peace. First tried in 5 prisons in December 2011, officials say the results are “very promising”, claiming the prisoners themselves don’t seem to […]

AUSTRALIA – Canberra: Union might back call for prison Tasers (2011-10-14)

Posted on October 20 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: The Community and Public Sector Union will consider recommending ACT prison officers be armed with Tasers following calls for the stun guns to be used in every correctional jurisdiction. Prison guards, members of the civil service union, are calling for this move: “‘There is universal support for the introduction of Tasers into jails, […]

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 […]