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Georgia Prison Guards Face Sexual Assault Charges by Two prison guards have been criminally charged with sexually assaulting prisoners at the Emanuel Women’s Facility in Twin City, Georgia. Capt. Edgar Daniel Johnson was the highest ranking officer at the prison, and Channel 2 Action News was present to record his ...
Nebraska: Portions of Lawsuit over Guard’s Sexual Assault Allowed to Proceed by Last year, the Nebraska Court of Appeals held a prisoner’s claim alleging an intentional tort related to a sexual assault by a guard was barred by the State Tort Claims Act (STCA), but claims of intentional and negligent ...
Second Circuit Expands Protections from Sexual Abuse by Prison Staff by Derek Gilna In an October 7, 2015 corrected ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed a district court’s dismissal of a lawsuit filed by two New York state prisoners alleging they had been sexually abused ...
A Texas-Sized Failure - Sexual Assaults in TX Prisons, PJL TAASA, 2016 A TEXAS-SIZED FAILURE: Sexual Assaults in Texas Prisons A joint report of the Prison Justice League & 1the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault Acknowledgements This report was written by Erica Gammill & Elia Inglis. All content copyright © ...
New Report Says ICE Inspection Problems Perpetuate Prisoner Abuse by Derek Gilna The National Immigrant Justice Center and the Detention Watch Network recently released a joint report sharply critical of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency and its oversight methods, terming them "fundamentally unchanged and unreformed.  The ICE detention ...
Wardens “Retire” from Two California Women’s Prisons by The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) called the July 29, 2016 “retirement” of wardens at two state women’s prisons a “coincidence.” However, Colby Lenz, a legal advocate with the California Coalition for Women Prisoners, commenting on the abrupt departures of ...
Tenth Circuit Rules on $3.38 Million Verdict in CCA Prison Sexual Abuse Case by Derek Gilna In February 2012, a federal jury in New Mexico awarded $3.38 million to three female prisoners who were raped by Anthony Townes, a guard at the Camino Nuevo Women’s Correctional Facility, which was operated ...
Potential Class-action Suit over Domestic Violence “Victim Fees” in Georgia by The Atlanta-based Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) and Columbus, Georgia attorney Mark C. Post filed a federal lawsuit on October 5, 2016 on behalf of Cleopatra Harrison and a potential class of other women who were charged controversial ...
Publication • November 17, 2016
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Sexual Victimization Reported by Former State Prisoners - 2008, DOJ BJS, 2012 U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Statistics National Former Prisoner Survey, 2008 Sexual Victimization Reported by Former State Prisoners, 2008 Parole/community supervision offices Allen J. Beck, Ph.D. BJS Statistician Candace Johnson, Ph.D. Principal ...
The Rape Victims Silenced by Their Prison Cells by A prison chaplain who admitted to sexually assaulting three prisoners may spend less than a year behind bars. Why don’t we seem to care? by Melissa Jeltsen, Huffington Post When Leticia Villarreal, 42, began her prison sentence at McPherson Unit, a ...
Article • October 27, 2016
Los Angeles Sheriff and County Not Liable for Sexual Assault by Deputy by Lonnie Burton The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted by a sheriff's deputy after she received a traffic ticket. ...
Ninth Circuit: Congress Can Criminalize Federal Sex Crimes Committed in State Facilities by Mark Wilson The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held in August 2015 that Congress is authorized to criminalize sexual assaults in facilities where federal prisoners are held by agreement with state and local governments. On March 5, ...
$55,000 Settlement for Federal Prisoner Repeatedly Raped By Guard by Lonnie Burton On November 20, 2003, a federal prisoner settled a lawsuit she filed against the United States, a guard, and the warden at a federal prison in San Diego on a claim that she was repeatedly raped by a ...
Top Administrators Fired at Privately-Run Texas Jail by In September 2012, two top administrators at the Liberty County Jail (LCJ) were fired following allegations of sexual assault of a female prisoner by the head of security at the jail. The jail is located in Liberty, Texas, and operated by Community ...
Michigan: Suit Against Prison Doctor for Sexual Abuse May Proceed by Lonnie Burton On June 22, 2016, United States District Court Judge Sean F. Cox of the Eastern District of Michigan issued an order adopting a magistrate's recommendation to deny a motion to dismiss filed by a prison doctor who ...
Article • September 7, 2016
Kentucky Court Upholds Guard's Conviction for Raping Female Prisoners by On June 17, 2016, the Court of Appeals of Kentucky affirmed the conviction of a Carter County deputy sheriff in a case where he forced two female prisoners to perform oral sex on him. Following an investigation by the Kentucky ...
New York City’s Rikers Island Jail Agrees to Federal Consent Decree, Reforms by Derek Gilna The Rikers Island jail complex in New York City is notorious for excessive use of force against prisoners. It has been sued dozens of times by prisoners, prisoners’ rights organizations and even the U.S. Department ...
A Victory in the Fight to Stop Prisoner Rape by In 2012, Cornelius, a prisoner at a Florida state prison, wrote a letter to a nearby rape crisis center. Cornelius had been sexually assaulted multiple times while incarcerated. The first time was a gang rape that had happened 17 years ...
Juvenile Sexual Assault Victims of Dr. William Ayres: The Forgotten Victims by Victoria Balfour In 1983, a troubled 14-year-old boy named Richard S. ran away from his group home in San Mateo, California. Richard – who never knew his father and whose mother died when he was a small child ...
Article • September 2, 2016 • from PLN September, 2016
Sexual Assault Victim Awarded $1.5 Million in Lawsuit against Illinois Prison Guard by Christopher Zoukis A longtime Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) guard was ordered to pay $1.5 million to a female prisoner he had raped, though he did not face criminal charges for the assault. Timothy Ware, 40, a ...
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