USA: Ill-treatment of inmates in Maricopa County jails – Arizona

This document highlights AI’s visit to Maricopa County, Arizona, in June 1997. The visit followed concern about allegations of ill-treatment of prisoners and the death of inmate Scott Norberg in Madison Street Jail on 1 June 1996, after he was placed in a restraint chair. AI remains concerned about aspects of the jail, including use of stun guns and the restraint chair, the ill-treatment of juveniles and other allegations of ill-treatment or use of excessive force, covering an 18-month period up to the time of Scott Norberg’s death.

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