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Inmates, Idaho prison officials face off in decades-old lawsuit

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Inmates at an Idaho prison are asking a federal judge to sanction the state because they believe prison officials deliberately misled a court-appointed examiner on prison health care by tampering with medical records and hiding problem inmates. The Idaho Department of Correction, meanwhile, contends the inmates' claims are without merit and little more than exaggerations based on unsubstantiated hearsay. It's the latest tangle in the three-decades-old lawsuit over prison conditions at the Idaho State Correctional Institution. Both sides will make their claims to a federal judge during a two-day hearing next week. The hearing starts on Wednesday.



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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