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Prison Lawsuit Goes to Court

Posted March 12, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— A lawsuit filed against the state claims there's not enough being done to help prison inmates who are mentally or emotionally handicapped or learning-disabled.

North Carolina Prison Legal Services filed the lawsuit over a year ago and it is now scheduled to be heard this coming fall. Special education programs now help 113 inmates, but the suit claims 725 should be in the programs.