Individual lawsuits had been filed between 1994 and 1996 and were later consolidated. Prisoners alleged that they were routinely handcuffed, dragged across the floor, kicked and beaten by guards who shouted racial epithets at them. Jail administrators were sued because of their failure to discipline numerous jail guards who had been involved in repeated assaults on detainees between 1991 and 1995. The situation at the jail had gotten so bad that the Sussex county prosecutor had written to the undersheriff that "many of the cases [of alleged abuse] are strikingly similar in their allegations and in many instances the same guards are involved over and over again."
The case was titled: Hane v. Ziolkoski, (D.N.J.) Civ. Dkt No. 95-6141 (DRD).
The Bridge, #11, March 1997 (PSHLC; 2 Washington Place; Newark, NJ 07102).
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