Stanford Seeks Transfer Out of “Oppressive” and “Intolerable” Prison

The federal judge in the R. Allen Stanford case has already denied one Stanford request to move to a different prison, but Stanford’s lawyer, Dick DeGuerin, has “urgently” asked Hittner to reconsider.  According to DeGuerin, conditions at the Joe Corley detention facility where Stanford is now being held are “oppressive:”

DeGuerin notes that “during the hottest part of the summer, with outside temperatures of 100 degrees or more,” Stanford is being held in a facility that was without air conditioning “for at least a week” during a recent power outage.

According to the filing, Stanford is housed in a single cell with as many as ten other men.  “There are no windows for light or ventilation and the conditions are intolerable,” the filing says.

CNBC also reports that Stanford claims he is unable to consult with his attorneys or review evidence at his current prison because most of the evidence is on computer files and the facility does not allow inmates to use computers.

Read the CNBC article

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