ACLU: ‘Pain ray’ in California prison amounts to ‘torture’ of US prisoners
By Stephen C. Webster
Thursday, August 26th, 2010 — 8:31 pm

The American Civil Liberties Union is outraged over the application of a “pain ray” recently installed in a Los Angeles County Jail — a technology first seen used by American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, which relies upon beams of microwave energy to inflict an intense burning sensation upon anyone in its path.

Inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center’s North County Correctional Facility will likely soon know what it is to face the “Assault Intervention System,” according to reports by local media.

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