43 Kids Tasered In “Take Your Kids To Work Day” Gone Wrong

“Hey Warden, what should we do for bring your kids to work day.”
“Stun guns?”
“Great idea!”

A total of 43 children were directly and indirectly shocked by electric stun guns during simultaneous ”Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day” events gone wrong at three state prisons, according to new information provided Friday by the Florida Department of Corrections.
Also, a group of kids was exposed to tear gas during a demonstration at another lockup.
Three prison guards have been fired, two have resigned and 16 more employees — from corrections officers to a warden — will be disciplined due to the incidents that unfolded April 23, said DOC Secretary Walt McNeil. An investigation is ongoing.
None of the children in any of the incidents required medical attention or was notably harmed, McNeil said. He said the children, who ranged in age from 5 to 17, were all children of prison officials.

The most unintentionally funny part of the whole article:

McNeil repeatedly stressed that the stun-gunning only happened at three of the 55 institutions and that it wasn’t part of a widespread practice. Still, he acknowledged that it was ”logical” to assume other children had been shocked on other take-your-kids-to-work days.
So far this year, none of the devices have been used on the 100,000 prison inmates — only the children of DOC workers.

Funny that the prison official wanted to stress that they sure as heck don’t treat the prisoners like this. There’s a commentary there about our prison system, but it’s Saturday and I’m too lazy to make it.

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