End Abusive Use of Tasers in U.S. Jails

Video footage obtained by Reuters reveals disturbing incidents of officers and prison guards abusing their authority by using tasers, unnecessarily, on incarcerated people.

One case involves the 2009 tasing of 20-year-old pregnant and handcuffed Martini Smith, who experienced a miscarriage just five days later.

Another is the 2016 repeated tasing of a 19-year-old man despite his being strapped in a restraint chair.

United Nations experts have called for an investigation, classifying this widespread abuse of tasers in U.S. jails as torture.

To the Office of the Attorney General:

We demand a federal investigation into the abusive use of tasers in jails across the United States.


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Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
13767 1 month ago Imogen Carr Bristol, ot
13766 1 month ago McLean Smith Littleton, CO
13765 1 month ago Thomas Keith McCarron Whitehaven, ot
13764 1 month ago William Powell Glasgow, KY
13763 1 month ago George Nikolsky Poughkeepsie, NY Do not abuse handcuffed or restrained prisoners
13762 1 month ago Mike McVay Langley , WA
13761 1 month ago Eva Papoutsi Hewitt, TX
13760 1 month ago Anonymous ot
13759 1 month ago Justin and Anne Morahan Dublin, ot
13758 1 month ago Gavin Tierney Seattle, WA
13757 1 month ago janet mctavish duluth, MN
13756 1 month ago Anonymous Toronto, ON
13755 1 month ago Amy Moreno Porterville, CA
13754 1 month ago Natalie Treleven Madison, WI
13753 1 month ago Erica Brinker Randolph, NJ
13752 1 month ago Alek Hyra Springfield, VA
13751 1 month ago Sally Wagner Bigfork@@, MT
13750 1 month ago Mark Chenevey LONG BEACH, CA
13749 1 month ago Angela wilson troutville, VA
13748 1 month ago Rafael Sorkin Syracuse, NY taser = torture = crime
13747 1 month ago William G Gonzalez Suffern, NY
13746 1 month ago Karen Riden Urbana, IL
13745 1 month ago G Battle Midland, GA
13744 1 month ago Eva Papoutsi Hewitt, TX
13743 1 month ago Justin and Anne Morahan Dublin, ot We think this is criminal
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Background:
> Reuters: The Prisoners