More genius from North Carolina: Now they use dog leashes on inmates. This is downright sick.
The Alexander Correctional Institution has been ordered to stop using a leash-like tether on its inmates until the device is tested and evaluated by the state.
The maximum security prison in Taylorsville has been using the nylon tether on some inmates since about the time it opened last year.
As described in this article The tether is about 2 1/2 feet long and made of nylon webbing with a loop handle at one end and a clip at the other. Corrections officers attach the clip to the waist chain on inmates who also have their legs shackled and their arms handcuffed behind their back. The officers, walk behind the inmate allowing them to hold the tether loop instead of putting hands on the inmate.