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Class Action Lawsuit Charges RI Department of Corrections with “Inhumane” Constitutional Violations Against Prisoners with Mental Illness

Disability Rights Rhode Island (DRRI, formerly the R.I.Disability Law Center) and attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union National Prison Project (ACLU) and its Rhode Island Affiliate (ACLU-RI), today filed a federal class action lawsuit against the R.I.Department of Corrections (RIDOC) alleging multiple constitutional violations of the rights of prisoners with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI).

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