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BOP Pays $20,000 to Settle Sex Discrimination Complaint

The federal Bureau of Prisons paid $20,000 and agreed to review policies to settle a sexual discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

On February 3 and 4, 1999, while working as a guard at FCC Butner Medium in North Carolina, Richard McLeod was ordered to have photographs of his testicles taken during a medical exam.  Lt. B. Outlaw made the order to allegedly obtain evidence to prosecute the prisoner who assaulted McLeod.

The examining doctor refused to take the pictures.  Outlaw then ordered other guards to take pictures of McLeod’s testicles, which were delivered to her after they were taken.  The prisoner was never criminally charged, and the charges of assault on the prison level resulted in the prisoner being found not competent or responsible for his actions by a prison doctor.

On December 31, 2001, BOP reached a settlement that paid McLeod $20,000 and resulted in BOP reviewing its policy in such cases.  See: McLeod v. Ashcroft, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Case No [EEO Complaint Nos.  P-99-0180 and P-20-0067].

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McLeod v. Ashcroft