26 April 2003


At Wallens Ridge a group of guards did not react quickly enough to stop a prisoner from hanging himself. They were sued. There might have been a valid defense: Wallens Ridge was a super-max and they had to put together a cell extraction team before they could go in. However, they'll never have to put it on because the judge dismissed the case on technicalities.

I like the part at the end about Wallens Ridge no longer being a super-max. I suspect that this was done because Virginia keeps leasing space in it to other States and those States keep sending people who shouldn't go into a super-max. Gotta wonder though if people are really being treated any differently since the change in classification. I suspect little has actually changed.


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