In November 2016, Jefferson County, Montana agreed to pay $125,000 to settle a civil rights lawsuit filed by a prisoner who was allegedly raped in the county jail.
Audemio Orozco-Ramirez was being held on immigration charges when he claimed he was sexually assaulted in October 2013. Due to his ...
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- BJS Report Finds Prisoner Sexual Abuse Allegations Continue to Rise, Dec. 7, 2018. Staff-Prisoner Assault, Prisoner-Prisoner Assault, Statistics/Trends, Prison Rape Elimination Act.