Monday, January 15, 2007

Canadian Prison Guards to Test Stun Guns

January 10, 2007. Prison guards to test stun guns. By TAMSIN MCMAHON.

'Strictly controlled' pilot project will be conducted at two maximum security facilities later this year

Canada's prison guards are going to be able to tame unruly prisoners with a weapon that has been linked to scores of accidental deaths and has raised the ire of civil libertarians. Stun guns are going to be tested in a "strictly controlled and limited" pilot project later this year by Corrections Canada, according to information obtained by The Record through an Access to Information request. The six-month project is set for two maximum-security prisons, including Millhaven Institution near Kingston.

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