The Grim Realities Of Life In Supermax Prisons

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Laura Sullivan, investigative correspondent, NPR
Walter Dickey, professor, University of Wisconsin Law School
George Welborn, first warden at Tamms Correctional Center in Illinois

A lawsuit alleges severe abuse of federal prisoners at ADX-Florence in Colorado, what's known as a supermax facility where many inmates are housed in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day. It charges the government violates the Eighth Amendment's prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment.

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