The Law: Decisions

> What recourse do prisoners have when penal discipline goes too far? As punishment for making "noise after hours," three prisoners in the Baltimore city jail were strung up naked from handcuffs, and a fourth inmate was badly beaten when he resisted similar treatment. The quartet sued their jailers for damages, and last week a federal-court jury awarded them $2,000 each. Three-quarters of the total is to be paid personally by Jail Lieutenant Ernest Barbosa and the rest by Guard Donald Brogden. In a joint statement, the inmates' lawyers...

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