Mississippi Death Row Violates Law, Judge Says

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http://www.clarionledger.com/news/0305/22/m02.html Mississippi's newly accredited prison system subjects its death row inmates to cruel and unusual punishment, a federal judge ruled yesterday. U.S. Magistrate Jerry Davis found the state had violated the Eighth Amendment rights of 65 death row inmates by subjecting them to excessive heat, insects, human excrement, rantings of psychotic inmates and poor mental health care at the State Penitentiary at Parchman, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports. "The isolation of death row, along with inmates' impending . . .

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