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ACLU and partners write a letter addressing the treatment of inmates at McAlester Penitentiary

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Posted at 2:21 PM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 15:21:33-04

Attorneys from the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma, and partners, sent a letter Monday to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections urging them to address the "inhumane treatment" of inmates on death row at the McAlester Penitentiary.

The group sent a letter to the DOC outlining claims of unconstitutional policies concerning solitary confinement.

The letter also calls out a prison policy that bans death row inmates from attending religious worship services.

The ACLU says the ban is "unnecessary and violates religious-freedom rights."

You can read the full letter here.

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