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Texas death row prisoners spend decades in solitary confinement. A lawsuit wants to end that “cruel” treatment.

Men sentenced to death in Texas are held in isolation until their execution dates, with little human contact, medical care or legal help, according to a lawsuit filed to improve treatment of the condemned.

The Allan B. Polunsky Unit in Livingston, TX.
A typical empty cell at the Polunsky Unit in Livingston. The Polunsky Unit is where death row inmates are housed before execution.

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