Friday, November 19, 2010

Federal Lawsuit Reveals Inhumane Conditions at For-Profit Youth Prison

A youth prison camp in Mississippi that houses inmates aged 13-22, is accused of keeping youth in "horrific" and "barbaric" conditions.

One young man was tied to his bunk for almost 24 hours, brutally raped and sexually assaulted after prison staff failed to heed his pleas for protection. Other youth suffered multiple stabbings and beatings—including one youth who will live with permanent brain damage as a result of an attack in which prison staff were entirely complicit.

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