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Former Inmates Claim Maryland’s Prison System Ignores Disabilities Act

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Six former inmates claim in a federal lawsuit that Maryland's prison system fails to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Baltimore Sun cited allegations in the the lawsuit on Tuesday that included prison guards making a one-legged man walk into the showers with no support. The case was filed in October in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.

The inmates allege a culture of noncompliance with the ADA and indifference by prison guards. The inmates are suing the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and a number of prison officials.

The suit was filed before more than two dozen corrections officers were charged last week with running a "criminal enterprise" inside the state's prisons. 

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