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If black workers at a prison sue because of a racially hostile atmosphere, how bad is it for the black inmates?

Unfortunately, that’s not a rhetorical question. A lawsuit filed by four African-American employees of the Connecticut Juvenile Training School in federal court in Hartford April 2 alleges a long-standing pattern and practice of discrimination based on skin color, and it names the current Deputy Secretary of the State as a defendant.

Lesley Mara, who currently serves as Deputy Secretary of the State under Susan Bysiewicz, was formerly the superintendent of the troubled prison for almost 100 teenaged boys, mostly African-American and Latino.

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Ken Krayeske

Ken Krayeske is an attorney in Hartford.

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