(b) Two Strap Method. (Use this method if there is a danger of injuring the prisoner or if he might
injure himself if the single strap method was used.) Pass the long strap through both wrist cuffs, around the
prisoner's waist, and adjust the strap to the desired tightness and lock the buckle. Bend the prisoner's legs
behind him so that his feet are near his buttocks and pass the short strap down through one ankle loop and up
through the other loop. Pass the ends of the short strap around the long strap between the prisoner's hands.
Adjust the tightness so the prisoner cannot move, but do not cut off his circulation. Lock the buckle on the
e. Use of the BodyCuff. Always remember that the BodyCuff is temporary and the individual is not
completely helpless. When it becomes necessary to restrain unruly prisoners, request medical personnel, if
available, to check the prisoner. It is not necessary, however, for medical personnel to check prisoners who are
wearing the BodyCuff Restraint system for escort purposes.
(1) Conduct Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS).
(a) Inspect the contents of the bag for the main belt, leg restraint, and key. Ensure that all straps
are serviceable. Check for frays, cuts, and free movement through the Variable Release Mechanism (VRM).
(b) Close the cuffs, double lock them by pushing in the double-locking device with the top of
the key and squeeze each cuff to ensure that the double lock is engaged. Then disengage the double lock and
open the cuffs to ensure they open.
(c) Check all VRMs by ensuring that they will draw the tether and not open. Open all VRMs and
the main buckle with the key to ensure that they will open. Ensure that the double lock mechanism on the lower
VRM will lock and close properly.
(2) Apply the BodyCuff.
(a) Ensure that at least one other Internment/Resettlement Specialist is present when applying or
removing the BodyCuff. Direct the prisoner to extend both arms to the front elbows with his elbows extended
and locked and his palms facing each other.
(b) Place the belt around the prisoner's waist with the main buckle at the rear (there is no right
side up or down).
(c) Insert the tongue into the main buckle until it clicks and is secure. Adjust the length of the
strap at the main buckle until it is snug around the prisoner's waist. Tuck the extra strap under the main strap so
that it does not hang.
(d) Remove the cuff from the left side hand restraint storage. Place the cuff on the prisoner's
left wrist with the double-locking device up and the keyhole facing away from the prisoner.
(e) Tighten the cuff, being careful not to cut off circulation. Check for tightness by inserting one
fingertip between the prisoner's wrist and the cuff.
(f) Repeat the same procedure on the right side.
(g) Double lock both cuffs by using the tip of the hand iron key. Check double lock by
squeezing the hand irons.