9/11/11

Attica better now but still a mixed bag

Attica 40 Years Later: Much Progress, But Much Still Left to Do » Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union: "Forty years ago the Attica prison was at nearly twice its capacity, housing 2,225 prisoners rather than the 1,200 it was designed for. Prisoners lived in squalid conditions and were denied even the most basic medical care.

Since that time, the NPP has won major victories in the areas of overcrowding, access to medical and mental health care, and First Amendment rights, among many others. However, many prisons are slow to comply with court orders, and new abuses occur every day"

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