Pepper spray and restraint chairs: “Use of force” at Colorado’s supermax


June 12, 2013 | By Alan Prendergast | Denver Westword Blogs

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Source: Denver Westword Blogs

The year began with Manuel Rodriguez being strapped into a restraint chair. It ended with Rodriguez back in the chair.

At Colorado’s state supermax prison, inmates get into confrontations with guards — over food, hygiene, privileges, a refusal to “cuff up” or whatever — out of boredom, mental illness or plain orneriness.

Some claim to be provoked by staff. Whatever the reason, it’s a contest the prisoner is going to lose every time.

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Colorado State Penitentiary (Source: Rte50.com)

Read the entire article on Denver Westword Blogs.

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