“Assault Intervention Device” Enters LA Prison

Posted: May 9, 2011 in Los Angeles

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The Pitchess Detention Center in Los Angeles has brought in a 7 1/2 foot, what looks to be like a robot, but is in fact a machine that transmits a laser beam that creates a unbearable sensation. The center chooses not to call the object what it is, a laser, and instead refers to it as an “Assault Intervention Device.” In the video above a few officers test out the beam and, by facial reactions alone it appears to be a painful feeling that no one prefers to receive.

The “Assault Intervention Device” will be placed on the ceiling of a unit housing. It will act as a way for guards to keep control over the inmates, while at the same time remaining a safe distance away from prisoners who might try to retaliate.

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