Supermax Prison Addresses Mental Health Concerns

Lawsuit accused officials at ADX Florence of being indifferent to the needs of mentally ill inmates


Officials at the highest-security federal prison in America have taken steps to address mental- health issues among the prison's inmates, following a lawsuit that accuses the government of indifference.

The changes at the administrative maximum prison in Florence, known as Supermax, started last summer, shortly afterattorneys filed a lawsuitin Denver federal court on behalf of several inmates who say their mental illnesses are not being treated at the prison.