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SC Prisoners Settle Rape Suits

On October 16, 1999, an unidentified former woman prisoner settled a lawsuit for $115,000. The woman claimed that in 1995 while she was imprisoned at the Women's Correctional Center in Broad River, South Carolina, prison guard Anthony Green raped her and South Carolina prison officials then denied her rape crisis counseling and psychiatric help for two years after the rape.

Green later pleaded guilty to committing the rape and was sentenced to seven years in prison and three years probation.

On December 15, 1999, an unidentified woman prisoner was awarded $82,500 in damages by a jury who found she had been raped by a male prisoner in July, 1998, while she was a prisoner in the Lexington county jail in South Carolina. The county did not appeal the verdict and said it had already spent $209,640 on attorney fees and expenses in the case. The plaintiff victims were not identified in newspaper accounts as the publications have policies against identifying the victims of sexual assaults.

Source: The State, South Carolina

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