Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Prisoner Treatment Resources

Featured Product Categories

Most Popular Articles

Prisoner Treatment Article


Print Comment RSS Bookmark


Utah inmates say they were shocked with car battery by COs

The inmates said they were made to grab hold of the hooks fastened to a car battery to absorb the electrical shock

By Nate Carlisle
The Salt Lake Tribune

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Before two Uintah County jail inmates could join a work crew, they had to "ride the lightning," according to a lawsuit filed in federal court.

That meant grabbing hold of hooks fastened to a car battery and absorbing the electrical shock to amuse the jailers, the lawsuit alleges. The two former inmates are suing the jail, two guards and the state of Utah because one of the inmates was a state prisoner.

Uintah County Sheriff’s Office Jeff Merrell on Friday said he had not heard about or the lawsuit, nor had he ever heard of or received complaints about inmates being shocked with car batteries.

Merrell said the two corrections officers named in the lawsuit no longer work for Uintah County and couldn’t recall ever receiving complaints about them. The two officers "moved on to other employment. It was not a termination or anything," Merrell said.

Full story: Utah inmates allege they were shocked with car battery for guards’ laughs

 



CorrectionsOne comments can only be accessed by verified correctional officers.
Please sign in or register to view or write your own comments below.
Most Commented Articles
1. Ariz. correctional officer raped by inmateCorrections Article Comments19
2. Deadly Nev. prison brawl stokes mystery about guards, guns Corrections Article Comments14
3. What's your favorite correctional slang phrase?Corrections Article Comments13
4. Rikers correctional officer speaks out over sexual assaultCorrections Article Comments13
5. Attorney: Accused killer cried after deadly attack on correctional officerCorrections Article Comments12
6. Correctional officers charged with looting convenience store during unrestCorrections Article Comments11
7. Judge won't delay order on inmate sex reassignment surgery Corrections Article Comments11
8. Wis. DOC may eliminate tower staffing to save moneyCorrections Article Comments9
9. Ohio correctional officer killer seeks to have conviction overturnedCorrections Article Comments7
10. Audit says overtime abused by Corrections Department workersCorrections Article Comments7

Back to previous page