Prison Hell in America
by Stephen Lendman
Oct. 1 2011
Prison is hell everywhere. America is no different in, by far, the world’s largest gulag. Inmates are treated worse than subhumans.
Torture is commonly used. It not just at Guantanamo and similar offshore hellholes. It happens across America in federal, state and local prisons where inmates are terrorized by dogs, shocked with cattle prods, burned by toxic chemicals, harmed by stun guns, beaten, stripped naked, raped, and abused in other ways.
In July 2008, the Southern California ACLU (ACLU/SC) released a “Report on Mental Health Issues at Los Angeles County Jail.” It discussed how confinement in overcrowded conditions produces an epidemic of unaddressed mental health issues.