Dec 9, 2013 10:35 PM by Jennifer Horbelt

Lawyer: Supermax inmates moved amid lawsuit

DENVER (AP) - An attorney alleging mistreatment of mentally ill inmates at the Supermax prison in Florence, Colo., says federal authorities are moving mentally ill inmates in the wake of his lawsuit.

Attorney Edwin Aro tells The Denver Post that the U.S. Bureau of Prisons staff has moved some inmates to a prison in Atlanta.

A spokesman for the Bureau tells AP that a mental health unit in Atlanta was recently activated, but he didn't know specifics about prisoners who have been placed there. The Florence prison is dubbed "Alcatraz of the Rockies" and houses Unabomber Ted Kaczynski and many terrorists.

Aro says that as many as half of the 425 inmates at Supermax are severely mentally ill. Aro is seeking class-action status for a lawsuit filed by seven mentally ill prisoners.

Related Stories


»Topics in this article

More News

Story Photo

2 hours ago

Baby Monitors Recalled

Concerns about overheating and rupturing batteries have forced the recall of a dozen different type of baby monitors. The Consumer Product Safety...

Weather - Forecast
Story Photo

1 hour ago

Warm Till Saturday

Temperatures start to climb again for Friday and Saturday where many locations will be in the 70s. However, by Saturday, the clouds...

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4