LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County jail facility has rescinded a controversial policy of chaining inmates to a wall — sometimes for up to 11 hours — until their bodies expel contraband.
The Los Angeles Times report this week that dozens of inmates at North County Correctional Facility were subjected to the process known as "potty watch." The practice, which corrections experts say is inhumane, has since ended.
Sheriff's officials have referred 24 cases to the district attorney's office for possible prosecution. So far prosecutors have filed criminal charges in only one case — the prolonged handcuffing of an inmate suspected of having an unauthorized note hidden in his rectum.
At state prisons, officials have reduced the number of watches and are exploring whether scanning technology could one day replace them.
Information from: Los Angeles Times
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