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Suit Rejected for Presidio Inmates

The Federal District Court has denied jurisdiction of a class suit involving 116 prisoners at the Presidio stockade. Attorney Terrence Hallinan, filed the suit asking that all the prisoners in the ... Stockade be released because the are subjected to cruel and unusual punishment there, with many attempting suicide. It has been suggested that the case be taken before the Army's Court of Military Appeals, but previously the Army had siumissed individual complaints from prisoners. In addition the Federal Court has refused to interevene in behalf of the 27 GI prisoners who have been engaged in a group protest to the shotgun slaying of Richard Bunch. The 27 have been threatened several times with mutiny charges.









The Ally, no. 12


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