HB 683 is legislation that prohibits any correctional officer, jail officer, or other employee of a state, local, or juvenile correctional facility from using a canine to extract a prisoner or juvenile from his cell unless there is a threat of death or serious bodily injury to the prisoner or juvenile, other prisoners or juveniles, or any officer or employee of the facility.

According to Jamie Fellner with the Human Rights Watch, attack dogs are frequently used in the United States to remove prisoners from their cells” with the justification that it deters prisoner misconduct and protects workers. States such as Connecticut say the use of dogs is only allowed when there is a clear and imminent danger to workers by inmates that may cause serious or deadly injury.