ACLU sues to end conditions it claims re-torture Kansas woman on federal death row

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The American Civil Liberties Union has sued U.S. Attorney General William Barr and others claiming the death row conditions at a Forth Worth, Texas, prison are re-torturing Lisa Montgomery, who awaits a December execution.The ACLU contends in the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia earlier this month that the conditions violate her Eighth Amendment rights, which protects her from cruel and unusual punishments. The ACLU also contends that prison officials are discriminating against her based on her disability.In addition to Barr, the lawsuit …

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