New York Female Inmates Sue, Allege Officials Fail To Stop Sexual Abuse

(March 1, 2016, 2:02 PM EST) -- NEW YORK — Six unnamed inmates currently in the custody of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) filed a class complaint Feb. 26 in New York federal court alleging that officials have failed to take reasonable steps to protect them from alleged rampant sexual abuse in state women’s prisons (Jane Jones 1, et al. v. Department of Corrections and Community Supervision [“DOCCS”], et al., No. 16-1473, S.D. N.Y.).

(Complaint available. Document #43-160304-008C.)

“Defendants perpetuate the sexual abuse of women prisoners by...
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