Stun Rod


A rod used to deliver an electric shock during interrogations. Its high-voltage, low-current shock is painful and can damage the human body, but it does not result in death under normal circumstances. Torture devices using electric shock were first developed in the US in the 1920s. Their use on prisoners in Argentina in the 1930s has also been documented. Over the years, electric-shock torture devices have grown smaller and more sophisticated.

Cunningham, a POW interrogator for FOX, was particularly fond of using stun rods and exceptionally skilled at extracting information from the prisoners he interrogated.