C’ville Inmates to Sue

Two weeks ago, the Progress reported that inmates are filing a class-action lawsuit against the state for being housed in the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail instead of in state prisons. The inmates believe that their improper imprisonment amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. They point out that, as of July 17th, 104 of the 450 inmates at the local jail are supposed to be housed in state prisons. In an editorial on the 4th, the Progress supported the inmates, saying that it’s important that “Virginia be forced to halt a callous, dangerous and unjust practice.”

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