Cruel and unusual idiocy

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November 9, 2011
The American Prospect
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Minneci v. Pollard, a case that involves cruelties inflicted on a prisoner that should be considered violations of the Eighth Amendment, which prohibits 'cruel and unusual punishment.' There is, however, an unfortunate catch. Because Pollard was held in a privately operated prison, both his jailers and the federal government are claiming that his constitutional rights could not have been violated." (11/09/11)  

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