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Use of Electronic Control Weapon on a Person Suffering from Delirium or Other Agitated Condition

This two-part article focuses on litigation the use of Tasers on persons suffering from “excited delirium” in a correctional setting.

Civil Liability for Use of Distraction Devices Part 1 [and] Part 2

Distraction devices (such as flashbangs) are especially useful when "correctional personnel are dealing with unruly prisoners or detainees who must be brought under control or extracted from their cells in a safe and controlled manner … Such devices must be properly used by adequately trained personnel, skilled in both legal aspects and practical tactical considerations surrounding their intelligent deployment.

PoliceArmor.org

This website provides up-to-date information about law enforcement body armor.

Selection and Application Guide to Ballistic-Resistant Body Armor for Law Enforcement, Corrections and Public Safety

This guide explains how to proceed to select and purchase body armor.              

Body Armor for Law Enforcement Officers: In Brief

This report provides an overview of the BPV program and covers issues relevant to a debate regarding the reauthorization of BPV.

New Approaches to Staff Safety

This publication discusses key staff safety training issues for community corrections agencies.

Third Status Report to the Attorney General on Body Armor Safety Initiative Testing and Activities

Findings from a ballistic and mechanical properties test of 103 used Zylon-containing body armor are presented.

Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting - January 2006

These proceedings highlight what happened at the Large Jail Network Meeting January 2006.

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