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Lawsuit filed over cruel, unusual punishment in Oregon jail


ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Conditions in a jail in Oregon were grim — one inmate even had another one break her arm to get out — but when Terri Carlisle was accused of hoarding her medication for a nerve disorder, it got even worse, according to Carlisle and a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court.

Carlisle says she was put as punishment into a hot, stinking cell crammed with around eight other women, with one open toilet. For six days, she was not let out. Some of the women in that cell were menstruating but were not given hygiene products, and there wasn't enough toilet paper, Carlisle...

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