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IRFing

IRFing
 n.— «The worst punishment for prisoners was a “forced cell extraction” by a group of six to eight guards called the Initial Response Force. The troopers called it IRFing. I witnessed my first IRFing after a military policeman had performed the “credit card swipe”—pressing his fingers inside a detainee’s buttock crack to look for a weapon.» —“An American in chains” by James Yee Times (London, England) Oct. 9, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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