CA: Ex-prison warden faces trial over inmate abuse allegations

Source: apnews.com 11/28/22

The former warden of an abuse-plagued federal women’s prison known as the “rape club” went on trial Monday, accused of molesting inmates and forcing them to pose naked in their cells.

Ray J. _____, who retired after the FBI found nude photos of inmates on his government-issued phone last year, is among five workers charged with abusing inmates at the federal correctional institution in Dublin, California, and the first to go to trial.

Opening statements kicked off Monday in federal court in Oakland, with prosecutors spelling out evidence they said would show _____’s abuse of several inmates followed a pattern, starting with compliments, flattery and promises of transfers to lower security prisons and escalated to sexual encounters. _____, 55, has pleaded not guilty. If convicted, he would face up to 15 years in prison.

An Associated Press investigation in February revealed a culture of abuse and cover-up that had persisted for years at the prison, about 21 miles (34 kilometers) east of Oakland. That reporting led to increased scrutiny from Congress and pledges from the federal Bureau of Prisons that it would fix problems and change the culture at the prison.

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The fact they were being held against their will doesn’t make the sexy sex we had any less consensual…the prison guard told the judge.

People in positions of authority. Cops, COs, Wardens….teachers…. clergy…

The truly dangerous people gravitate towards positions of access and/or authority. Look at all the perps with huge victim counts…priest/pastor, boy scout leader, teacher/principal, sports coach, cops…that list goes on and on.

I personally knew 2 people with triple digit victim counts. One was an elementary school teacher, the other was a Little League coach. Both continued to abuse for years before they were caught. The Coach continued to coach 9/10 year olds for years after his own son moved up in level…like 10 years past. His own Son was in college, and this guy is STILL coaching 9/10 year olds! Nobody thought that was weird…despite being super weird.

The teacher actually followed one kid! By that I mean, Mr. Teacher was this kid’s Kindergarten Teacher…then became their 2nd grade teacher…to follow this kid. Can’t recall if the kid was a boy or girl…he assaulted both. My brother had him as a teacher for both grades as well…but walked away unharmed both times.

Yep, two people with 100 or more victims…and that’s not even counting the Boy Scout camp Shower Shark. Never saw him lay a finger on anyone, but if you consider what he was doing victimizing…he had 100+ in one Summer.

Another person with access and authority…we assumed. Never did find out which troop he was with… assuming he was with any. May have just walked in from the street, in the right uniform. As far as I know, he was a local that did this every year. 🚿🦈

If found guilty, all of these people need to have the book thrown at them. Its unacceptable to use a position of authority to rape women, and all of the women who were victimized need to be compensated accordingly.

A payday for some inmates.

This story reminds me of two other events, Abu Ghraib, Iraq & Sand Ridge WI. Nuff said.

Did I read this correctly? The man was allowed to retire after abusing his authority. And now the prison system pledges to “ change the culture of the prison”. In other words, give the abuser a pension and then say “ Oops, our bad “ after stuff is exposed. These are the people that have authority over us. Unfortunately, I don’t see anything changing. Law enforcement has a long history of vowing to change only after being caught. The sex offender recidivism rate is far lower than Law enforcement’s. They just keep abusing their positions.