Sunday, July 22, 2007

Mississippi Sued Over Alleged Physical and Sexual Abuse of Girls

The allegations in this lawsuit are sickening.

Girls at a Mississippi detention center were sometimes shackled for 12 hours a day and subjected to "horrendous physical and sexual abuse," a youth advocacy group claims in a federal lawsuit.
The Mississippi Youth Justice Project sued the state Wednesday on behalf of six girls, ages 13 to 17, and called for the shutdown of the troubled Columbia Training School.
Abuses like these teach children that the legal system is a crock and that the so-called good people who hold positions of authority can't be trusted. That's a very dangerous lesson to be teaching.

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 8:36 AM   1 comments links to this post


At July 22, 2007 10:42 AM, Anonymous joe said...

But in many cases the legal system IS a crock and the people within it that have power CAN'T be trusted.

I hope the people that did this get to spend a lot of time in system where they used to work.

(assuming the allegations are correct, which absent evidence to the contrary I'm going to do.)


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