02/09/2009

NC inmate alleges abuse with pepper spray

Officials investigating claims that the man's face, naked body and bed were soaked with stinging liquid.

By Ames Alexander
The Charlotte Observer, N.C.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — State prison officials are investigating the claims of an inmate who says prison guards repeatedly doused him with pepper spray -- once while he was naked -- after he requested medical help.

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