‘A living hell’: Former federal inmates describe years of sexual abuse by prison officers

Source: usatoday.com 12/13/22

Three survivors of sexual assault in federal prison described years of horrific abuse by prison staffers who used their unfettered access to vulnerable inmates and threatened them with retaliation if they reported the attacks.

All three former inmates, their voices cracking with emotion, told a Senate investigative panel Tuesday that the federal Bureau of Prisons had failed them and often shielded their attackers from accountability.

One of the victims, Linda De La Rosa, told the committee, which has been investigating the sexual abuse of federal inmates for the past eight months, that her attacker had full access to her personal files and used the information to gain leverage over her.

“My life was a living hell,” De La Rosa told lawmakers, describing the abuse that started in 2019 and involved at least three other inmates at a federal prison in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Reading the attached article about the head of Fed prisons giving “ second chance” to a fellow official who beat inmates makes me sick. They should both lose their positions.
Her remarks shows the complete disdain the bureau of prisons has for the incarcerated.

wow.. what shocking news… *sarcasm*
I think I should write what I seen and done when I was locked up in the FED.. Glad the light is being shined on one place, but I can suggest that all of them going to need to be looked at

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The word “leverage” is useful in many contexts, but note its origin in human truth found in mechanical advantage by design. Why would it be different in terms of the database? It’s not, its the same advantage seeking humans. She said it and not me! No doubt this cop was all up in her business via it’s use. He knew most everything about her family, her visitors, and if they had social media accounts all the more ” useful” information could be gleaned from the DDI. I almost cringe knowing the real “deviant groomers” are those who comb the database collectives for useful bits for leverage or advantage. Have you heard the story about the new dinner entree called Fried Bankman? We can put FTX into the Wholly enabled by the DDI column of history’s crime index.

Here we are on the registry because we “pose a threat to the community” or are “dangerous predators”, yet the real dangerous predators are those in authority who are supposed to protect people even when those people are incarcerated.
I could tell you so many horror stories myself of what I witnessed in Michigan prisons. I’m sure many of you could as well.