Justice Watch: Prison Legal News Is Filing, Winning Federal Lawsuits

The October issue of Prison Legal News contained one story entitled, “How many inmate deaths is too many?”

Another article addressed a Justice Department investigation into widespread sexual abuse in Alabama women’s prisons by male guards, while another took a look at what led to a mentally ill prisoner in Illinois to die on a hunger strike.

Sprinkled throughout the edition were advertisements offering, for instance, the newest edition of “The Prisoner’s Self-Help Litigation Manual.”

Every issue of Prison Legal News contains news inmates can use, but many jails and some prisons don’t want them to have it.

Paul Wright, who started the publication from his Washington state jail cell in the 1990s, has fought back, filing dozens of lawsuits against state and counties across the country in the last decade. He has recently moved operations from Vermont to Lake Worth.

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