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Bureau of Prisons

Whistleblowers say they’re bullied for exposing prison abuse

Photo: Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., Chair of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee As the federal Bureau of Prisons faces increased scrutiny over its latest scandal — allegations staff and even a warden sexually abused inmates at a women’s prison known as the “rape club” — people striving to hold it accountable say they’re

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AP investigation: Women’s prison fostered culture of abuse

Inside one of the only federal women’s prisons in the United States, inmates say they have been subjected to rampant sexual abuse by correctional officers and even the warden, and were often threatened or punished when they tried to speak up. Prisoners and workers at the federal correctional institution in Dublin, California, even have a

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