Guards at Sheridan federal prison facing abuse allegations

An emergency motion alleges guards physically abuse people at the Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A growing number of people incarcerated at the Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution sent urgent notes to their attorneys last week complaining of guards from other federal facilities coming in to toss their cells and indiscriminately beat people. Several sources complained of food taken, papers torn up and brutal beatings.

“We were extracted the other day by (Special Operation and Response Teams) from across the nation and told that ‘we did this’ and ‘this is your own damn fault,’” wrote one unnamed person in custody at the facility, whose account

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