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Judge Says Suit v. Prison Is Viable

Sebastian Richardson alleges inmates at USP Lewisburg are subjected to unconstitutional and unconscionable conditions. The basis of Richardson 's complaint is discipline he says he has endured since he arrived at Lewisburg in 2010. Dave Sprout, of the Lewisburg Prison Project, said the 3rd Circuit Court is being asked to reconsider allowing the suit to move forward as a class-action proceeding because the plaintiffs are challenging the prison's alleged use of hard restraints as punishment against inmates and not simply one incident involving Richardson.

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