December 6, 2006
Feds Investigate Sexual Abuse in a Seattle Prison
From seattletimes.com:The U.S. Department of Justice has opened a civil-rights investigation into the King County Jail in Seattle, focusing on sexual abuse of inmates and on allegations of inadequate suicide prevention and contagious-disease control.
Lawyers from the department's Special Litigation Section met with jail and public-health officials Monday and will conduct a wide-ranging investigation that may be expanded beyond those topics. The county learned of the investigation in a letter received by King County Executive Ron Sims last month.
A report commissioned by the county and released two weeks ago found that a sexualized work environment, meager training and poor communication are among the root causes of the string of sexual-misconduct allegations against corrections officers with the King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention. Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]
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This article mainly focuses on women inmates. I would like to know more about what kind of investigation is being done for the men.
Posted by: Jamie | Aug 12, 2007 4:48:16 PM