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A guard walks down past prisoner cells at the Connecticut Supermax facility at Northern Correctional Institution in Somers, 2001 A guard walks past prisoner cells at the Connecticut Supermax facility at Northern Correctional Institution in Somers in 2001. Photo: Steve Miller/AP

A segment of attorneys say they will be tracking the progress of a federal lawsuit filed Thursday alleging the mistreatment of inmates, especially those with mental health disabilities, at the super maximum security prison located at Northern Correctional Institution in Somers.

“Prisoner rights lawyers will definitely be looking at this case. I’ve seen the lawsuit and read the pleading and depositions in other cases and what is going on there is gross,” said Hartford solo practitioner Ken Krayeske, who has represented about 15 prisoners in his 10 years as an attorney.

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Robert Storace

Robert Storace covers legal trends, lawsuits and analysis for the Connecticut Law Tribune. Follow him on Twitter @RobertSCTLaw or reach him at 203-437-5950.

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