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Resource ID: #14934
Subject: Prisons
Source: Westword (Denver)
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Date: Dec. 10, 1998

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In Colorado's most restrictive supermax prison, where inmates are confined to their cells for up to 23 hours per day, two prisoners beat another to death while a crowd of corrections officers watched and declined to intervene. Westword finds that security in the special unit is lax and that prisoners regard the unit as a place to "settle scores."

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