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Callous and cruel : use of force against inmates with mental disabilities in US jails and prisons.

Author: Jamie Fellner; Human Rights Watch (Organization),
Publisher: [New York] : Human Rights Watch, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This 127-page report details incidents in which correctional staff have deluged prisoners with painful chemical sprays, shocked them with powerful electric stun weapons, and strapped them for days in restraining chairs or beds. Staff have broken prisoners' jaws, noses, ribs; left them with lacerations requiring stitches, second-degree burns, deep bruises, and damaged internal organs. In some cases, the force used  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fellner, Jamie.
Callous and cruel.
[New York, N.Y.] : Human Rights Watch, [2015]
(OCoLC)909392445
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jamie Fellner; Human Rights Watch (Organization),
ISBN: 9781623132415 162313241X
OCLC Number: 910557281
Notes: "This report was researched and written by Jamie Fellner"-- page 127.
"May 2015"--Spine.
Description: 127 pages ; 27 cm
Contents: Summary --
Key Recommendations --
Methodology --
I. Background --
II. Life behind Bars for Person with Mental Disabilities --
III. Approaches to Use of Force --
IV. Types of Force Used and their Harms for Prisoners with Mental Disabilities --
V. Retaliatory and Gratuitous Use of Force --
VI. Applicable Constitutional and International Human Rights Law --
Detailed Recommendations --
Acknowledgments
Other Titles: Use of force against inmates with mental disabilities in US jails and prisons

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"This 127-page report details incidents in which correctional staff have deluged prisoners with painful chemical sprays, shocked them with powerful electric stun weapons, and strapped them for days in restraining chairs or beds. Staff have broken prisoners' jaws, noses, ribs; left them with lacerations requiring stitches, second-degree burns, deep bruises, and damaged internal organs. In some cases, the force used has led to their death"--Publisher's website, as viewed June 1, 2015.

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