11-year-old inmate’s teeth knocked out ‘by his own fault,’ state claims

By | May 16, 2018

PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Department of Corrections is denying that two guards at the state youth prison knocked out the teeth of an 11-year-old inmate last summer.

In Wednesday court filings, a lawyer for the department broadly denied many of the allegations that the boy’s mother made in a spring lawsuit, writing that his injuries were self-inflicted.

In March, the ACLU of Maine sued on behalf of Sadiya Ali, claiming that staff at the Long Creek Youth Development Center “bashed” her son’s face into a metal bed frame while he was locked in his cell alone and then “deliberately withheld” emergency …read more

Source: Bangor Daily News