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Resource ID: #19021
Subject: Prisons
Source: Westword (Denver)
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Date: 12/19-22/99

Description

Prison guards in the Florence federal penitentary administered beatings on prisoners and then blamed it all on the inmates. A two-year investigation by the US Justice Department discovered that the group of 12 guards, known as the Cowboys, dispensed their own brand of justice for over 18 months.

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