Friday, October 07, 2005

Evacuated Prisoners Get The Beat Downs.

“It appears that men who have been through the horrors of Katrina were then subjected to new horrors at the hands of prison officers,” said Corinne Carey of Human Rights Watch.

The human rights watchdog is demanding that Louisiana state officials investigate reports they have received from prisoners evacuated from Jefferson Parish Prison due to Hurricane Katrina.

The prisoners told Human Rights Watch that correctional officers beat, kicked and hit inmates while shackled and held their faces against walls sprayed with unknown chemicals. Some of the inmates became ill and vomited, and the prisoners claim that officers then wiped their faces and hair with the vomit.

2 Comments:

Anonymous charmaine said...

Why should we expect, or even hope for, a better society? When our country is led by the inhumane, inhumane behaviour spreads like a cancer.

A society is a living organism, and thus becomes a host for the best, and worst, in it's environment. I see our conscience as the "antivirus", and acts of human kindness as the "delivery system".

4:11 AM  
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12:03 PM  

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