Lawsuit filed against Youth Prison

Motion for contempt of court filed on behalf of Prisoners at Lee Arrendale State Prison Young Inmates Subject to Rapes, Assaults, Constant Threat of Violence According to a motion for contempt filed today by attorneys from King & Spalding LLP and the Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR), stabbings, rapes, and the risk of violence are a daily part of life for inmates at Lee Arrendale Prison (Arrendale) in Alto, Georgia. This is despite a Consent Order in the case of Reece v. Whitworth from 1991 that required the Georgia Department of Corrections to take steps to reduce violence and provide adequate protection for inmates. The suit contends that the conditions at the prison are violating a federal court order as well as the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.

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