(1) Inspect the straps and cuffs for wear and the strap buckles by locking and unlocking them. The
buckle is locked by pushing the locking bar into the buckle while pushing down on the detent bar. When
properly locked, the bar will be flush with the side of the buckle. Unlock the buckle and the restraining straps
are now ready for use.
(a) Five persons are required to put the restraining straps on a prisoner. The person with the straps
approaches the prisoner from the front while the four assistants approach from the sides and the rear.
(b) With one of the prisoner's arms extended forward, place a wrist cuff on the extended wrist so
that the metal cuff loop is on the inside of the prisoner's wrist. Tighten the cuff enough to make it secure, but
not enough that it cuts off his circulation.
(c) Close the cuff by putting the cuff loop through the proper slot in the cuff. (Each cuff has three
slots in it. Use the slot that is the closest to the degree of tightness needed.)
(d) Pass the end of the long strap through the cuff loop away from the prisoner and toward you.
This will keep the cuff securely on the prisoner's wrist. Cuff the other wrist in the same manner as indicated
(e) Pass the end of the strap through the second cuff loop, toward the prisoner. Be sure the strap is
not twisted. Bring both ends of the strap around the waist so the strap encircles him and the strap buckle is
behind the prisoner. Adjust the strap as much as needed to limit prisoner movement. Lock the buckle and wrap
the excess strap around the strap so it will not unwrap.
(f) Apply ankle cuffs on the prisoner with the ankle cuff loop facing in. Remove or roll down the
prisoner's boots if necessary. Adjust the ankle cuff as you did the wrist cuff and close it.
(g) Pass the short strap down through the cuff loop. Cuff the other ankle and pass the strap up
through the loop. Adjust the short strap to restrict prisoner movement. The prisoner's feet should be no more
than 12 inches apart.
(h) Lock the ankle cuff strap as you did the wrist cuff strap. Wrap the excess strap so it will not
(3) Unmanageable Prisoner. The application of restraining straps to an unmanageable prisoner is
accomplished by first immobilizing the prisoner and then placing him face down on the floor. With the
prisoner's arms behind his back, palms facing out, place a cuff on each wrist with the cuff loop on the outside of
the prisoner's wrist. Cuff each ankle using the same method as described above and secure the prisoner using
one of the following methods:
( a) Single Strap Method. With the prisoner's legs behind him so that his feet are near his
buttocks, pass the long strap through one ankle loop and through the wrist loop of the same side. Pass the long
strap through the remaining wrist loop, and down through the remaining ankle loop. Adjust the strap to the
desired tightness and lock the buckle. (WARNING: Be careful that too much force is not used or the strap is
pulled too tight as the prisoner could be injured.)