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Old 06 Oct 12, 21:31
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Restraining Prisoners

Sorry if this is the wrong section but I couldn't think of another to put it in.

I was reading on the BBC website about the Islamist cleric Abu Hamza (extradited from the UK to US on terror charges) : this guy has no hands so I wondered how he would be restrained ? Handcuffs aren't going to work. I understand that he ought not be allowed to use a prosthetic hook but how is he going pick his nose ?

(BBC article http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-19857517 )
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Most likely leg shackles and a leg brace for transport. The leg brace makes it very difficult to run or kick, but the leg shackles alone should suffice.
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I understand that he ought not be allowed to use a prosthetic hook but how is he going pick his nose ?
Booger that!

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Chains...heavy chains. Cuff them to his arms if necessary, and a choke collar around his neck to pull him where you want him to go, and to shut him up if he speaks out of turn or gets rowdy. Those terrorists are nothing but animals; they need to be treated as such.

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You can shackle the arms just above the elbows.
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A quick butt-stroke with a rifle wouldn't hurt...

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