Inmates Say Prisons Violate Rights

Inmates In Federal Prisons Seek Added Face Time With Family and Friends

By Adriana Correa
|  Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010  |  Updated 10:15 AM CDT
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A group of 60 to 70 Muslim prisoners in highly restrictive jail programs, in Terre Haute, Indiana and Marion, Illinois are suing because they don't get enough time to visit with family and friends. 

The suit, brought by the Center for Constitutional Rights claims the prisoner's constitutional rights are being violated at the "Communications Managment Units," a set of experimental prison facilities.

They are taking a case to court on behalf of inmates that have been placed in highly secured prisons in the U.S.

The jail birds complain the prisons are not allowing them ample outside contact time with relatives and their buds.

Prisoners in these special units are allowed eight hours of visiting time-per month.

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