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Prisoners at Upstate New York Facility Say Guards Waterboarded Them

HeadlineJan 11, 2024

Here in New York, lawsuits filed by prisoners at the Great Meadow Correctional Facility accuse guards of abuse and torture. Two men, 44-year-old Charles Wright and 32-year-old Eugene Taylor, say they were brutally beaten by guards, who also took them to another facility where they waterboarded them. Both men say they were falsely accused of disciplinary infractions after the event. A separate lawsuit, filed by 44 prisoners, says guards inflicted physical and psychological abuse on inmates during an October lockdown, including violently attacking them. Great Meadow prison is located in Comstock, about 200 miles north of New York City.

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