USA: Cruelty in control? the stun belt and other electro-shock equipment in law enforcement

This report examines the issue of the use of stun belts on prisoners in the USA. It looks at the growing concerns about the safety of such devices and the use of them in court which may interfere with the defendant’s ability to participate fully in the proceedings. It also examines the use of stun belts in transportation and reports allegations of torture with such weapons. A section of the report is devoted to the issue of finding humane alternatives to the stun belt.

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