JDI Applauds Decision in Colorado Prisoner Rape Case
June 12, 2009 -
This past Wednesday, a U.S. Circuit Judge in Colorado made a powerful statement
against sexual abuse in detention. Judge David M. Ebel ruled in a civil case against
a corrections officer for his sexual assault of an inmate in Denver Women's Correctional
Facility. The judge awarded the survivor $1.3 million, saying he hoped to send a
message that sexual abuse in prison will not be tolerated.
Judge: Sexual abuse of inmates "distressingly common" in state Denver Post, June