SECTION 1. Chapter 127 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting the following new section:—
Section 49C. No prisoner in the care and custody of the department of correction, nor county corrections participating in any work or employment program outside the institution to which he or she stands committed shall be subjected to any physical “proactive restraints”, so-called, including, but not limited to, chains and other linkage or tethering devices, stun guns, so-called, and any mechanisms which deliver a current of electricity to the person.
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