Private prison’s shocking treatment of mentally ill inmates sparks class action lawsuit

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WASHINGTON, DC, June 17, 2013 – The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the prisoners at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility (EMCF), alleging shocking human rights violations against mentally ill and special needs prisoners by the private, for-profit facility.

Intended to provide safe and humane treatment for the state’s seriously mentally ill prisoners, EMCF is described as dangerous, filthy, and  “operating in a perpetual state of crisis where prisoners are at grave risk of death and loss of limbs” with little to no medical or psychiatric attention.

Read more: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/world-our-backyard/2013/jun/17/private-prisons-shocking-treatment-mentally-ill-sp/#ixzz2WWOfT0jZ

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