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Walla Walla IMU Stops Using Fire Hoses

By Clark Stuhr

Within the last few months I have noticed that WSP IMU staff no longer use the fire hose to discipline outraged inmates. No my friend, instead these outraged prisoners can plan on getting a healthy lung full of what else but "Capstun!" With the large number of mentally ill prisoners in IMU the guards have used this Capstun quite a bit lately.

But wait, that's not all. Once Capstun is applied it's out to the yard you go to get a water hose shoved into your face that is sure to leave you gagging for air. Now of course, what fun would all this be without getting thrown into a strip cell and fed sack meals for ten days. Yes, I kid you not, I have had this done to me twice and I have seen it done to other prisoners as well. To say the least, not much can be done about the use of Capstun, but I have filed a lawsuit against the use of the strip cell and sack lunches by IMU staff. I'll be sure to let PLN know how the suit turns out.

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