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GBI to Investigate Inmate Abuse Allegations

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Atlanta, GA (AP) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking
into allegations of abuse at several Georgia prisons.

GBI spokesman John Bankhead said Thursday the Georgia Department of Corrections has asked the GBI to investigate.

The Georgia Department of Corrections was forced to lock down
four prisons last month after authorities discovered that inmates
were launching the protest seeking better work and living
conditions.

The Concerned Coalition to Respect Prisoners' Rights sent a
letter to state officials Thursday claiming that three inmates were
beaten by guards during the protest. The state Department of
Corrections denies the allegations.

Bankhead, meanwhile, said there's no timeline for when the
investigation will be completed.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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