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Kansas inmates say prisons discipline them for false reasons

A Kansas inmate says he didn't threaten officers in prison, but a disciplinary report saying he did might have cost him parole. It’s just one example of a prison disciplinary system that can be stacked against inmates when they try to fight a write up.

A records request from the Kansas News Service found evidence that falsified reports are hurting some inmate's chances at parole in another example of a prison disciplinary system that can be stacked against incarcerated people.

Nomin Ujiyediin spoke with Blaise Mesa of the Kansas News Service about the consequences for one incarcerated man, who has spent years unsuccessfully fighting his write-up.

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