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Adam Hochberg Reports That Alabama And Civil Rights Advocates

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Adam Hochberg Reports That Alabama And Civil Rights Advocates

Adam Hochberg Reports That Alabama And Civil Rights Advocates

Adam Hochberg Reports That Alabama And Civil Rights Advocates

Only Available in Archive Formats.

have reached an out-of-court settlement under which the state no longer will shackle prisoners together on chain gangs. The Southern Poverty Law Center had sued Alabama in federal court, charging the practice violated the Constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Under the agreement, Alabama will continue to use prisoners on road crews, and their ankles will be shackled together, but they won't be chained to other inmates.

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