Missouri Police To Control Prisoners With 80,000-Volt “Stun Cuffs”

stun cuffsI’m guessing there are some prankster cops who are going to have a lot of fun using these. Missouri’s St. Joe Channel reports:

The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Department has a new piece of equipment that’s aimed at keeping inmates in special situations from getting into disciplinary problems.

Stun-Cuffs are strapped to the ankle or the wrist. Deputies in Buchanan County can use a remote control to send a shock straight into an offender’s extremities, at a range of 100 yards.

Stun-Cuffs can send 80,000 volts straight into an arm or a leg; and all inmates who require them will be told just how powerful they are before they’re strapped on.

Capt. Hovey says there’s still a few bugs and kinks to work out before the technology can be fully implemented. He hopes to get that going as soon as possible. A taser that’s strapped on? He says that is all the more reason for inmates to mind their manners.

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  • Haystack

    Don’t freak out. These are only for use on violent prison inmates.

    The version for schoolchildren is just 40,000 volts.

  • Anarchy Pony

    As helpful as these may be in restraining truly violent and dangerous inmates, the potential for abuse is enormous.

  • Dingbert

    There was recently a defense trade show in the UK and they actually kicked out several companies for marketing this kind of stuff.
    If it’s too cruel to be used in war, then it’s definitely too cruel to be used in prisons.

  • Rhoid Rager

    Those plastic straps look like they could cut into the wrists. This is a serious safety issue. We should lobby for padding.

  • BuzzCoastin

    these pigs are talking it way beyond the usual S&M pig stuff
    personally I think their dominatrix SWAT uniforms are fab
    and who doesn’t like handcuffs
    but this is beyond the pale

  • rtb61

    They are a blatant torture device. Nothing more and nothing less, they inflict pain in order to force slaves to obey. So where in the US constitution does it allow blatant torture or does it specifically exclude cruel and unusual punishment.
    So now the use of electric shocks against any and all citizens in the US in order to force obedience or death by electrocution is ‘NORMAL’ ?!?!?!?

    • spookiewon

      This is the slippery slope liberals were warning us about when we were torturing prisoners at Guantanamo because it was SO important to stop terrorism. We became the terrorists.

  • Garymother Freekincoleman

    yeah there aren’t any cops that abuse the equipment they already have.

  • MCBG

    They have been using similar devices on prisoners in federal custody that they transport on commercial airlines for a very long time. It straps on with prongs that stick out in the stomach and lower back, and padlock on. They have to notify the airlines and crew, but they don’t notify passengers. Fun!

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