Update: Photos from supermax lawsuit claiming horrific abuse of mentally ill at ADX

Update: Yesterday, Alan Prendergast reported on a supermax lawsuit alleging shocking mistreatment of mentally ill prisoners. We've added a copy of the suit, plus photos of the facility and the imprisoned plaintiffs in the case. See it below following Prendergast's piece.

Original post by Alan Prendergast: "A Clean Version of Hell" -- that's what a 2007 segment of 60 Minutes called the U.S. Penitentiary Administrative Maximum, or ADX, home to some of the world's most notorious murderers and terrorists.

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