Instead of ALWAYS using lethal force what about Non-Lethal, Like Tear gas will stun an inmate for 10s so that they can be cuffed but Tear gas will only be for Commander+.
This one sounds stupid but what about a Water Cannon on-top of the Guard posts?
The water will slow down the Crim or Inmate for 3s so they can be cuffed.
And for the Lethal option, We have the standard Stateview guns, But maybe a Sniper?
I also tried to keep this idea balanced.