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This Just Hurts


South Carolina is being sued over its treatment of mentally ill inmates.  Here is the court’s decision regarding that treatment.  The recitation of facts begins around page 9 or 10.  Seriously mentally ill inmates being placed in segregated units (meaning solitary confinement to their cells for 23-24 hours per day) for more than seven years.  Uninterrupted.

I’m not going to post any of the other facts the judge cites in support of his decision.  Some of them are pretty gruesome.  I’ll leave it up to you whether you want to click on the link and go there.

But, why do I post this here?  Because we have a responsibility to know what is going on in our society.  What is being done in our name by government officials.  Yes, that’s right, when things like this happen at the hands of government officials, we are the ones responsible.  So, I’m shining the light on it.  You should too.  Take a look and spread the word so that maybe this happens a little less and those in power and in control learn one day that people are watching them and this is unacceptable.

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One response to “This Just Hurts

  1. Aussa Lorens January 14, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    I’ll have to click the link later, but that makes me sick. So so sick.

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