April 7, 2008 5:11PM


Unable to post bail for a robbery charge, a nineteen year‐​old man spends his days and nights in the city jail awaiting his trial. Then his mentally deranged cell mate beats him up and rapes him. Prison guards rescue the man after dithering for two hours. 

Some people believe that prisons are supposed to be hell‐​holes. That will help to discourage bad people from commiting crimes in the first place. Wrong. Some people need to be incarcerated, but they don’t deserve to be brutalized. 

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