Approximately 250 Survivors of Sexual Assault File Lawsuits Against U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons and State of California For Being Sexually Assaulted by Correctional Staff While Incarcerated
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Under Federal and State Law, Incarcerated People Cannot Legally Consent to Sex With Prison Guards
Los Angeles Office of Slater Slater Schulman LLP Represents the Largest Number of Prison Abuse Survivors in
Separately, the United States of America Federal Bureau of Prisons ("BOP") and
"People who are incarcerated cannot legally consent to sex," said
As detailed in the
Separately, the BOP lawsuits identify FCI Dublin, a low-security federal correctional institution for women, as a place of rampant sexual abuse. The sexual assaults detailed in the complaints occurred on numerous occasions between approximately 2019 and 2022. As detailed in the complaints, the fact that the United States Federal Bureau of Prisons failed to respond to an environment of rampant and unchecked sexual assault and harassment of incarcerated women by correctional staff has been recognized and documented throughout state and federal corrections systems.
U.S. Congress enacted the Prison Rape Elimination Act ("PREA") in 2003, to establish national standards for preventing sexual abuse of federal inmates and responding to sexual abuse of federal inmates. The United States Department of Justice finalized these mandated standards in
In December, the
Survivors of sexual abuse need to understand that the sexual abuse was not their fault. Many survivors are forced to live with a lifetime of shame, embarrassment, and severe emotional distress and mental pain and suffering. Help is available.
NOTE: Individuals seeking to be linked to resources for sexual assault survivors can call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area. The National Sexual Assault Hotline operated by RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) provides confidential support from trained staff members and can assist with finding local healthcare resources, help talk through what happened, and offer referrals for long-term support.
About Slater Slater Schulman LLP
Slater Slater Schulman LLP is a leading, full-service law firm with decades of experience representing survivors of traumatic and catastrophic events. Our dedicated attorneys are committed to ensuring the best results for our clients through persistence and compassionate representation. With 10 offices in 9 states, Slater Slater Schulman has achieved successful resolutions in some of the most challenging cases in the nation. We have considerable experience with complex, historical sexual abuse cases involving massive institutions, including academic, religious, and youth organizations. Our firm also represents clients in litigation involving pharmaceutical drugs, product liability, environmental law, employment and labor law, medical malpractice, and personal injury, and has proudly represented thousands of
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