Lewisburg Prison Project: 2 per cell foments prison's violence
By Real Cost of Prisons Project (The Sentencing Project)
Group: 2 per cell foments prison?s violence
By Marcia Moore
The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA
September 25, 2010
? Despite taking in the most disruptive and aggressive inmates in the federal Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Penitentiary at Lewisburg still houses two inmates to a cell, leaving them locked in with nothing to do but hate each other and plot.
It?s a recipe for murder, according to staff and inmate advocacy group Lewisburg Prison Project.
In fact, three inmates have been killed and at least one correctional officer seriously injured in the past year.
Lewisburg Prison Project board member Angela Trop said one inmate who wrote the board summed up his fear succinctly:
?A single cell would be cheaper than what they?ve spent in hospital bills and funerals...continue to full post
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