Thursday, June 03, 2004

More On America's Abu Ghraibs

The lead Editorial in today's Washington Post details the abuse of juvenile detainees in Maryland. Apparently the abuse of prisoners in American prisoners is not limited to adults.

According to the Editorial:

"ONE YEAR AGO we noted on this page that Maryland's treatment of juvenile offenders was one of the longest-running emergencies in state government. And so it remains, with sickening reports of violence -- sexual abuse, beatings and punishment beyond the pale -- still occurring in two ill-staffed, run-down facilities: the Cheltenham Youth Facility in Prince George's County and the Charles H. Hickey Jr. School in Baltimore County. Official concern has increased, and some corrective steps have been taken, but constructive results are intolerably slow in coming."

The rest of the piece goes into greater detail.

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