In August 2014, a Massachusetts federal district court granted summary judgment to a class of 176 former and current prisoners who challenged a policy at the Western Regional Women’s Correctional Center (WCC) that allowed male guards to videotape female prisoners being strip searched. The court held the policy violated the ...
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- Male Vermont Prison Employees Paid $10,000; No Gender Discrimination Found, Dec. 21, 2017. Gender Discrimination -- Women, Guards/Staff, Employee Litigation.