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No Restraint?

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Our department issued a new policy a few years ago that all inmates going to any court must be cuffed, belted and shackled and the judges were in favor of that for security reasons. The only time inmates are not cuffed, belted and shackled is during trial. At a trial they are in civilian clothes (usually shirt, pants, tie and jacket). It is customary to put an electronic belt on the inmate. The belt is battery operated, the power unit is placed in the inmates back which can deliver 50,000 volts if the inmate tries to escape or go after the judge, jury, or court officers. ... full thread


Ode to a CO

By Sgt. Michael J Flipp Sr.

In the overcrowded city of a prison near you
There are some who don’t want to know what’s true
Be it known to you now what lies behind its high walls
Its sharpened razor ribbon bows and concrete halls
For it is here where they put the ones who offend
the ones who kill and rape and have 30 years to spend
They lock them away so they can learn their lesson
Hopefully doin’ their time and maybe even confessin’
As this ship of a prison moves through its day
It creaks and it moans as it goes on its way
... full story

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