Murder of Imprisoned Priest Raises Question of Inmate ‘Justice’

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http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0911/p12s01-lire.html Americans reacted "with little more than a shrug" when John Geoghan, the defrocked priest and accused molester of 147 children, was strangled last month by a fellow Massachusetts prison inmate, according to the Christian Science Monitor. That reaction, prisoner advocates and ethicists argue, is dangerous because it tacitly accepts - even encourages - the ruthless system of inmate vigilante "justice . . .

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