In ‘The Prisoners,’ published this week, Reuters documented 104 deaths of inmates behind bars after jailers stunned them with Tasers, often as part of a larger mosaic of force. Most inmates were stunned though video footage showed they were already immobilized, many in handcuffs. 

The story and video package revealed abuses so severe UN watchdogs on torture called for an immediate investigation of jailers’ practices in several states.

This story marks the 6th installment of Shock Tactics.