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Prisoner in Texas Immigration Detention Center Alleges Sexual Assaults

HeadlineNov 09, 2017
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In Texas, an asylum seeker at the private, all-women T. Don Hutto detention center says she was sexually assaulted by a guard and fears retaliation for speaking out. The woman alleges a female guard who worked in the recreation area groped her on repeated occasions. In a letter given to an advocate during visitation hours, the woman wrote that the guard “took advantage of every moment she could to touch my breasts or my legs,” and “what she did with me, she did with other residents.” The group Grassroots Leadership reports the woman was treated with suspicion when sheriff’s deputies interviewed her this week, as immigration authorities looked on. About 500 women are held at Hutto, a jail run by CoreCivic, formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America.

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