Reason 24/7What can happen when you put some people in
charge of putting and holding other people in cages, sometimes for
consensual, nonviolent behavior?
From Courthouse News:
Texas jailers ran a "rape camp" where they "repeatedly
raped and humiliated female inmates," and forced them to masturbate
and sodomize male guards, and one another, two women claim in
J.A.S. and J.M.N. sued Live Oak County and its former jailers
Vincent Aguilar, Israel Charles Jr. and Jaime E. Smith, in Federal
All three guards were arrested in August 2010 and charged with
sexual assault, the Beeville Bee-Picayune reported at the time. The
newspaper did not identify the victims.
Smith and Aguilar are in Texas state prisons today, according to
the complaint, which says defendant Charles is living in Bee
The union for Texas corrections officers
pushed for a 14 percent pay raise this year. They ended up
getting a 5 percent raise.
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