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Some Lawsuits Resolved Against New Mexico Prison Doctor, Others Still Pending by Christopher Zoukis Since 2013, former New Mexico prison doctor Mark E. Walden, nicknamed “Dr. Fingers,” has faced allegations that he sexually abused a number of state prisoners. As a result of the alleged sexual assaults, he has been ...
One Oregon Prisoner + Sex with Two Jailers = 86 Months in Prison by Mark Wilson Two Oregon jail employees who pleaded guilty to 40 criminal charges were sentenced to 36- and 50-month prison terms for having sex with the same prisoner 19 times. Jill Curry, 38, a civilian jail ...
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 ...
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 ...
$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 ...
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 ...
PREA Review Panel: 'Cultural Change' Needed to Reduce Sexual Victimization in Prisons by Popular culture, as a recent federal report laments, continues to make jokes about sexual assaults in prison. But U.S. Department of Justice hearings on prison rape in the spring and fall of 2011 in Washington, D.C. produced ...
Article • August 25, 2016
Oregon Guard Fellatio Nets Probation, Prosecutor Blames Victim by On September 25, 2012, a former Oregon jail guard was sentenced to just two years of probation for sexually abusing a female prisoner. Prosecutors defend the light sentence by blaming the victim. As we've previously reported, guard Eddie James Miller's 21-year ...
Article • August 25, 2016
Repeated Oregon Sex Scandals Cost $2 Million and Nine Staff Prosecutions by It is deja vu all over again, and again, and again, as yet another employee at Oregon's only women's prison was arrested for sexually abusing a prisoner, continuing a disturbing trend across the nation that we report on ...
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