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The Office of the Public Defender accused the Southern District Police of repeated infringement of detainees’ rights by forbidding them to receive legal advice before police interrogation. The court also criticized the police in several cases where investigators refused to wait for a defense lawyer before beginning interrogation, thus preventing them from consulting with a lawyer.
A report by the Office of the Public Defender states that the rights of prisoners are violated consistently. Among other things, prisoners are being shackled as a means of punishment, some are kept in cramped conditions and poor sanitation, and without proper medical treatment.