Georgia: N.A.A.C.P. Says Guards Beat Prisoners


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The N.A.A.C.P. says three prisoners were beaten by guards in retaliation for a strike, but the prison leadership denies wrongdoing. The N.A.A.C.P. and the inmates’ families said Monday that they planned to file a lawsuit or a complaint with the federal government after receiving photographs showing the men’s injuries. The group says that the men were handcuffed and beaten, including with a hammer, and that one man now needs a wheelchair and another apparently has brain damage. “We are a law enforcement agency and do everything possible to uphold, not break, laws,” the Georgia Department of Corrections said. Inmates in several Georgia prisons went on strike last month, seeking more food and better living conditions.

Via New York Times

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