Comments for: Federal judge sides with state in prisoner lawsuits over padlock beatings

Posted May 07, 2013, at 12:59 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A federal judge has sided with state officials in lawsuits over a trio of assaults in which prison-issued padlocks were used as weapons by inmates against other prisoners. But the judge also warned state officials that her ruling should not be interpreted as a reason to be …

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