Inmates Offer Harrowing Testimony on Brooklyn Jail Blackout

An inmate suffering from colitis and an open wound complained he could not get his bloody sheets replaced. Another man shot at the time of his arrest told his attorney that his pus-filled bandage needed to be replaced. One suffering from seizures managed during an attack to press the emergency button in his cell. Nobody came.

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Mentally Ill Ex-Prisoner Says Solitary Was Torture

A mentally ill man imprisoned after stealing $1 and a hat claims in a civil rights lawsuit that Illinois prison officials tortured him by putting him in solitary confinement for two decades, where he self-mutilated himself, including slicing off his testicle and hanging it on his cell door.

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