Federal penitentiaries are dangerous, violent places. My client and these others are small minorities within the system.
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The reality is, federal penitentiaries are violent and dangerous places and all of these guys — white guys — are a small minority and they're just trying to survive.
Ninety percent of the evidence is going to be the testimony of these 42 inmate witnesses, and every single one will be getting something.
The murders and assaults happened. There's no dispute. The question is why. Was there someone behind it or was it a personal dispute between the people involved? That's the mystery you guys are going to have to decide.