Torture in Florida?

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posted on Sep, 14 2003 @ 12:55 AM
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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.

www.sptimes.com...

Well it is Florida.




posted on Sep, 14 2003 @ 04:37 AM
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Interesting case. I dont know all the details, so Im not going to sit here and second guess a prison officer.



posted on Sep, 14 2003 @ 04:42 AM
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Crosby said the use of close, hand-held cameras during spraying incidents is avoided in most cases because it affects inmates' behavior.


Yeah. Those cameras make the inmates get that crazy cruel and unusual punishment evidence train of thought.

Who could say something like that with a straight face?





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