Inmates sue over post-Ike conditions at Beaumont unit

BEAUMONT — More than 130 federal lawsuits have been filed by state inmates who claim that living conditions after Hurricane Ike violated their civil rights.
The suits have been filed by prisoners living in the LeBlanc Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Beaumont, the Beaumont Enterprise reported.
The cases originally were joined together as a single lawsuit, but U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin in Beaumont ruled they should be handled individually, in part because of the security quandary that might arise if all plaintiffs appeared in court at the same time. More... Prisoner Pen Pals - Discount Cigarettes - Discount Magazine Subscriptions for Prisoners