Posted 10 months ago on June 7, 2013, 10:51 p.m. EST by shooz
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Here's an example of what happens to mentally ill, when private prisons are used as mental heath care facilities.
At least in this case, they are being sued. How many more are in similar circumstances in other private prisons?
"The fires sometimes got the guards' attention, but not always in the way the inmates were hoping: At least one inmate, the suit claims, was maced by a corrections officer through his feeding slot. EMCF is a private, for-profit prison that houses seriously mentally ill patients, and the ACLU's lawsuit reads like a catalog of horrors.
Alongside claims of rapes, beatings, and inadequate medical care, you'll read about vermin, prisoners defecating in styrofoam cups because nobody fixed their toilets, a dead man walking (so to speak), and a "ping-pong" toilet where feces mysteriously appears after toilets in nearby cells are flushed."