posted on Sep, 14 2003 @ 12:55 AM
TALLAHASSEE - A group of prison inmates filed suit Friday, accusing state correctional officers of "maliciously and sadistically" dousing them with
pepper spray and tear gas while they sat in their locked cells.
The 22 inmates at four prisons claimed the sprayings, over a two-year period, were in violation of their constitutional rights and state policies, and
for no more than shouting from a cell or making faces at an employee in some cases. They said they were sprayed even though they suffer from mental or
physical illness - a violation, they say, of the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.
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