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Inmates at Marion County Jail: Higher Risk of Sexual Abuse than Other U.S. Prisons

Steve Wagner

A new federal report released by the Justice Department confers a rather unwanted distinction to the Marion County Jail of Indianapolis. If you are among the unfortunate ones to end up there, the odds of the prison guards subjecting you to sexual abuse are higher than in any other jail in the United States.

The report categorically states that Marion County Jail has the ” highest reported rate of staff sexual misconduct, or non-consensual sex between inmates and prison staff, among the 233 state and federal prisons, 358 local jails and 15 special correctional facilities covered by the survey. Marion County has a sexual misconduct rate of 7.7 percent, meaning 7.7 percent of the inmates are likely to be subjected to one or more incidents of sexual victimization. The average of all jails put together is 1.8 percent.

Sexual abuse, incidentally, is just one of the several types of abuse or negligence that prison inmates suffer on a regular basis. Inadequate medical care, use of excessive force, cruel and unusual punishments, and several other instances also constitute prisoner abuse, very often causing serious physical injuries, emotional trauma, and even death.

The victims can file a lawsuit claiming civil rights violation, and are entitled to damages for their sufferings.

If you or your loved ones have been subjected to sexual abuse, or any other type of abuse in prison, you can file a lawsuit seeking damages for prison negligence. Wagner Reese injury attorneys are the right choice to represent you in prison negligence cases. Our injury attorneys have extensive experience in fighting these cases and delivering compensation to victims of civil rights violations.

Contact us at (888) 204-8440 for a free consultation.


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