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Md. deputies to use 'blue boxes' on handcuffs

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The Baltimore Sun (Maryland)

The escape of a Harford County inmate last month could have been prevented with a device that costs $20, county authorities said.

The county sheriff's office has purchased two dozen "blue boxes" -- plastic-and-metal devices placed over handcuff chains to restrict wrist movement -- in response to the Jan. 24 escape of Terrence Kasses Washington.

"It's so simple; it's also so ingenious," said Lt. James Eyler, a sheriff's spokesman. "There should be no way that you would be able to mechanically defeat the locking mechanisms on the handcuffs."

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