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United States of America: Abuses continue unabated? Cruel and inhumane treatment at Virginia supermaximum security prisons

, Index number: AMR 51/065/2001

Prisoners in Wallens Ridge State Prison (WRSP) are routinely abused with electro-shock stun guns, subjected to racial verbal abuse by guards, fired on with painful pellet guns, and placed unnecessarily in five point restraints, according to new reports received by Amnesty International. There is also concern about the treatment of mentally ill prisoners and a lack of rehabilitation programs at the prison

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