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Thursday, February 24, 2005

Suit charges cruelty to infirm in Alabama prison

WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Sick and disabled inmates in an Alabama prison for the elderly and infirm are left to lie in their own feces and rarely have access to doctors, a rights group said in a lawsuit filed in federal court.

The Atlanta-based Southern Center for Human Rights said the 300 inmates of Hamilton Aged and Infirm Correctional Facility live in an unsanitary facility designed for 67 prisoners, and are often denied essential medical treatment, resulting in unnecessary suffering and premature death.

This is the Aged and Infirm prison, not to be confused with the Aids Prison mentioned last week.


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