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Lawsuit says jailers abused autistic inmate

(AP) Virginia prison and jail officials violated an autistic and mentally disabled inmate’s constitutional rights by subjecting him to cruel and inhumane conditions, including long stretches in solitary confinement, his lawyers say in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday. The complaint ...

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Lawmaker sues AG over unmet request

(AP) A Virginia lawmaker is suing the state attorney general for not providing a written opinion requested seven months ago. Loudoun County Republican Del. Dave LaRock claims Democrat Mark Herring is not doing his job as required by state law. ...

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