In Tarrant County, Tex., defendants are sometimes strapped with a stun belt around their legs. The devices are used to deliver a shock in the event the person gets violent or attempts to escape.
"‘Barbarism’: Texas Judge Ordered Electric Shocks to Silence Man on Trial. Conviction Thrown Out." is from the March 07, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Meagan Flynn and narrated by Sam Scholl.