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News :: Race : Radical Culture : Social Welfare
More On Jeff Sessions' Heinous Record As AG in Alabama
27 Aug 2017
Jeff Sessions as attorney general of Alabama executed only blacks, was overseer of the nation's only hitching posts, enforced chian gangs and solitary confinement, denied adequate medical care,
and is now working for harsher longer prisoner sentences
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Barbarous hitching post.. only in Alabama
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Chain gangs: white overseers of black prisoners
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Senator Coons' Excellent Questioning of Sessions
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Trump, advocate of torture and of torturing sheriffs Arpaio and Clarke
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The following quotes refers to testimony about Sessions' hitching post in a lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
"Prisoners testified that, in the broiling heat of Alabama's summers, the damp cold of its winters and rain in all seasons, they have stood shackled for as long as seven hours to the chest-high horizontal bars that they call the ''hitching post.'' Often they were deprived of food, water, and the opportunity to use a toilet, prisoners said. ''They had me chained, hitched up to the hitching rail like I was a dog,'' an inmate, Michael Askew, testified last year in hearings on a lawsuit to ban the devices."
Alabama also in response to a lawsuit said it would end chaingangs, known for the chaining of prisoners together but said it would not eliminate the practice of hitching posts" nytimes link below

Magistrate McPherson wrote in her opinion ''With deliberate indifference for the health, safety and indeed the lives of inmates, prison officials have knowingly subjected them to all of the hazards of the hitching posts, then observed as they suffered pain, humiliation and injuries as a result.''

from prisonlegalnews
"Over long periods of time from being hitched, a strain on the muscles would result from having to stand for so long and arms raised in a stationary position. In addition, prisoners would endure exposure to sunburn, dehydration, muscle aches, and substantial pain from the metal handcuffs becoming heated by the sun."

"Prisoners testified that officials sometimes chain short inmates to the tall bar and vice versa, forcing them into awkward positions for hours. Allen Breed, the former director of the National Institute of Corrections, said hitching posts were worse than Puritan pillorites."



from prisonlegalnews
"Over long periods of time from being hitched, a strain on the muscles would result from having to stand for so long and arms raised in a stationary position. In addition, prisoners would endure exposure to sunburn, dehydration, muscle aches, and substantial pain from the metal handcuffs becoming heated by the sun.

https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Sessions%20Responses%20to
www.nytimes.com/1997/01/31/us/judge-rules-against... 1997 first trial 2002 2nd one
https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/news/2002/nov/15/supreme-court-holds-no-/
See also:
https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Sessions%20Responses%20to%20Coons%20QFRs.pdf
http://www.nytimes.com/1997/01/31/us/judge-rules-against... 1997 first trial 2002 2nd one

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