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Resource ID: #16471
Subject: Prisons
Source: Riverfront Times (St. Louis)
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Date: Feb. 16, 2000

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The Riverfront Times reports on the Tamms Correctional Center, a high-tech "supermax" prison, in Tamms, Ill. Lawsuits had been filed against the Illinois Department of Corrections for the prison's treatment of inmates, " alleging that confinement at Tamms constitutes cruel and unusual punishment for the mentally ill."

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