Friday, December 2, 2011

US Prisoner Abuse Scandal Triggers Federal Probe


A Pennsylvania state prison in USA where a group of corrections officers stand accused of tormenting and brutalizing inmates will face a federal civil investigation into alleged systematic civil rights abuses, the Justice Department said Thursday.

The  criminal charges include institutional rape, assault, felony, misdemeanor, witness intimidation and official oppression. 

Bret Grote, an investigator and organizer with the Human Rights Coalition said:
"This is a human rights atrocity that's been going on - It is absolutely unconscionable."

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