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ACLU Suing Texas Youth Commission

Female offenders in a Texas Youth Commission are often mistreated according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which just filed a lawsuit against the commission.

The ACLU accuses the TYC of subjecting its female inmates to unnecessary solitary confinement, strip searches and physical force.

The class action lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court of the Western District of Texas on behalf of five girls at the Jackson State Facility in Brownwood.

This lawsuit comes a year after many other TYC facilities were accused of turning a blind eye to evidence its youth were physically and sexually abused.

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