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ADOC Settlement Terms

-Additional staff training on sexual misconduct and prisoner privacy issues.

-Implementation of a program to inform the state's 1,810 female prisoners about their rights.

-Requiring all male prison employees who may be alone with a female prisoner to notify a supervisor.

-Providing two 15-minute periods a day at the women's prison in Tucson when prisoners can dress or shower with only female guards present.

-Requiring male prison employees to announce themselves when entering an area where female prisoners might be dressing.

-Strengthening standards for investigations into sexual misconduct claims.

-Creating a new staff position for a female programs administrator, who will handle complaints of inappropriate conduct between employees and prisoners.

-A prison expert selected by the Justice Dept. and the ADOC will monitor and inspect state women's prisons twice within a six-month period. If the monitor finds that the ADOC is adequately protecting the rights of female prisoners, the Justice Dept. will drop its suit.

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