Ten current and former female prisoners at the Scott Women’s Correctional Facility have been awarded $15.4 million dollars in compensation for rapes and sexual harrassment by prison guards.
The compensation awards ranged from $335,000.00 to $3.6 million.
In an unusual step, the jury asked to read a statement after the verdict:
“We would like to express our extreme regret and apologies…”
This decision could be the tip of the iceberg. The Detroit News reported that there are 490 pending claims by other inmates.