Prison Guards Forced Inmates To Have ‘Gladiator-style Fights’ With Other Prisoners For Their Entertainment
More inmates are coming forward to say they were goaded into fighting each other for the amusement of guards at a St. Louis prison. Inmates in St Louis have revealed that they were forced to fight each other in order to entertain prison guards.
Almost a year after the original lawsuit was filed, there are now eight inmates and former inmates of Medium Security Institution on Hall St. named as plaintiffs in the suit and 30 others seeking to join according to the man representing the inmates, attorney Daniel Brown.
“Individuals who were put in solitary confinement were not supposed to have contact with any other inmate but what was happening was the guards were actually taking inmates out of the cells, placing them in cells with other inmates, and forcing them to fight each other,” he said.
Now thirty inmates in all want to join the existing group of eight who have filed a federal lawsuit against the prison guards at the Medium Security Institution on Hall Street as they claim they were baited into fighting one another for their keeper’s amusement.
Five guards were named in the suit and they were said to be the ones who forced inmates to fight in ‘gladiator-style combat’.