I am sure this incident is NOT anymore horrifying than ARIZONA prisons CHARGE female inmates for necessary monthly feminine hygiene products…

… I am sure this incident is NOT anymore horrifying than ARIZONA prisons CHARGE female inmates for necessary monthly feminine hygiene products…

 

Arizona is denying female inmates pads and tampons, then punishing them for blood-stained pants   Rebecca Pilar Buckwalter Poza     …Daily Kos Staff

 

Arizona prisons will now give female inmates free tampons …Kaila White, The Republic | azcentral.com Published 4:16 p.m. MT Feb. 21, 2018 | Updated 7:04 p.m. MT Feb. 21, 2018

 

Horrifying Lawsuit Claims Inmates at a Private Prison Were Forced to Work for Toilet Paper

 

An officer allegedly told one inmate to claim himself with his fingers.

By Brad Reed / Raw StoryApril 17, 2018, 9:14 AM GMT

 

A newly filed lawsuit is accusing CoreCivic, the largest private prison company in the United States, of forcing inmates to work for as little as $1 a day in exchange for being allowed to use toilet paper.

The Daily Beast reports that three immigrant detainees this week sued CoreCivic for allegedly making them work for poverty wages mopping floors and scrubbing toilets, with the threat that they would be denied basic necessities such as toilet paper, soap and toothpaste if they did not comply.

Two of the immigrant detainees — named in the lawsuit as Wilhen Hill Barrientos and Margarito Velazquez Galicia — are still being held at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia. A third detainee, a man named Shoahib Ahmed, was released from the detention center after he gave up his asylum claim.

The lawsuit claims that guards at the facility often refuse to provide detainees with basic needs when asked.

“In one instance, Mr. Barrientos ran out of toilet paper and requested another roll from a CoreCivic officer,” the lawsuit says. “The CoreCivic officer told Mr. Barrientos to use his fingers to clean himself.”

The lawsuit also alleges that conditions at the CoreCivic detention facility are extremely poor, as it claims that its “shared bathroom is often filthy, to the extent that the pod residents at times have to plug or cover their noses to avoid the overwhelming and festering stench.”

Read more about the lawsuit at this link.

Brad Reed is a writer living in Boston. His work has previously appeared in the American Prospect Online, and he blogs frequently at Sadly, No!.

 

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