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James Andrews claims he spent 24 years in prison for a murder he did not commit because former Chicago Police Lt. John Burge, Det. Daniel McWeeny and Det. Raymond Madigan tortured him until he confessed, and prosecutors concealed evidence of the officers' torture of other prisoners, in Chicago Federal Court.

Yuma County Sheriff's Officers Kenneth L. Smith and Justin A. Herrera forced a woman to give them oral sex while she was incarcerated, and Sheriff Ralph Ogden ignored reports that such sexual abuses were endemic at the jail, a woman claims in Phoenix Federal Court.

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