ICE quietly relaxes ban on using stun gun on jailed detainees

Number 24890
Subject Prisons
Source Minnesota Public Radio (St. Paul, Minn.)
State MN
Year 2010
Publication Date 6/02/2010
Summary MPR "brought to light the troubling story of an immigrant detainee shot in the testicle with a Taser gun while in custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in a Minnesota jail. They further revealed ICE retroactively changed its ban on jails using stung guns against ICE detainees due to pressure from local law enforcement. ICE continued to send hundreds of detainees to jails rated "deficient" and quietly reversed the failing grades."
Category Contest Entry
Pages 5
Keywords Immigration and Customs Enforcement; ICE; immigrants; detainees; stun gun; Taser; Minnesota Department of Corrections
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