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Lawsuit Alleges Rampant Sexual Violence Against Women in Florida Prison

HeadlineSep 18, 2020

In Florida, a lawsuit involving 15 prisoners alleges rampant sexual violence from guards at Federal Correctional Complex Coleman, one of the largest federal prisons in the country. The women say the abuse lasted for years, dating back to 2012, and that they were threatened by guards with being transferred to prisons with worse conditions if they spoke out or didn’t comply. At least six of the accused officers have admitted in government court filings to engaging in sexual misconduct at the prison. None of the guards have been prosecuted. Instead, they were allowed to resign or retire, and some still receive benefits. One of the accused guards worked at the facility until 2019.

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