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Inmates Say Prison Culture Contributes To Rampant Sexual Abuse

Inmates at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison for women, allege prison officials, despite having a zero-tolerance policy, are allowing sexual abuse to go unchecked.
Inmates at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison for women, allege prison officials, despite having a zero-tolerance policy, are allowing sexual abuse to go unchecked. Photo Credit: www.healinglandscapes.org
Inmates at the Taconic Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison for women in Bedford Hills, allege prison officials, despite having a zero-tolerance policy, are allowing sexual abuse to go unchecked.
Inmates at the Taconic Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison for women in Bedford Hills, allege prison officials, despite having a zero-tolerance policy, are allowing sexual abuse to go unchecked. Photo Credit: hudsonlink.org
Inmates at the Albion Correctional Facility, a women's prison in western New York, allege prison officials, despite having a zero-tolerance policy, are allowing sexual abuse to go unchecked.
Inmates at the Albion Correctional Facility, a women's prison in western New York, allege prison officials, despite having a zero-tolerance policy, are allowing sexual abuse to go unchecked. Photo Credit: citylimits.org

An apathetic prison culture has allowed the rampant sexual abuse of female inmates to go unchecked, a lawsuit bought by six women alleges, according to a report by lohud.com.

The plaintiffs, all of whom say they were sexually abused, are incarcerated at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison, and the Taconic Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison, both in Westchester’s Bedford Hills, as well as the Albion Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison in western New York, lohud.com reported.

Among those named in the suit are the Department of Corrections’ acting chief, Anthony Annucci, and other top officials, the lohud.com story said.

To read the lohud.com story, click here.

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