St. Louis American: City faces lawsuit alleging brutal treatment at CJC

By Dana Rieck Of The St. Louis American

Jun 3, 2021


The stories of abuse at City Justice Center detailed in a newly filed lawsuit seem endless — but there’s a common thread through them all: correctional officers are allegedly excessively macing inmates and withholding access to clean water as punishments.

The lawsuit was filed May 24 on behalf of Derrick Jones, Darnell Rusan and Jerome Jones (no relation) by attorneys with ArchCity Defenders, the Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center, Rights Behind Bars and the Saint Louis University School of Law Clinics.

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