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ANALYSIS – USA – Jailhouse Shock [Sytematic use of tasers against inmates in an Illinois prison] (2005-05)

Posted on May 31 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: 2004, – Kankakee County, Illinois, jail rents out cells to Chicago’s Cook County  for prisoners awaiting trial. Only 5% of the prison population has been sentenced. Tasers were adopted in 2004 following the violent death of a prison guard. Since then taser abuse has become the norm, as detailed in this excellent  […]

USA – Is a Small Jail in Illinois Ground Zero for Taser Abuse? (2010-05-05)

Posted on May 5 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : In a single jail, with just 668 beds, at least 101 inmates were shocked by a Taser between mid-August 2007 and mid-December 2009, and a quarter of these incidents occurred while the inmates were restrained. Only 4 percent of the Taser firings were officially reported. This happened in the relatively small […]