Welcome!

Eclipse Authors: Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, David H Deans, JP Morgenthal

Related Topics: Eclipse

Eclipse: Article

Sarelson, P.A. Files Suit for $3 Million on Behalf of a Female Inmate Who Was Allegedly Battered and Sexually Abused by Several Federal Correctional Officers in Miami's Federal Detention Center

Sarelson, P.A. Files Suit for $3 Million on Behalf of a Female Inmate Who Was Allegedly Battered and Sexually Abused by Several

MIAMI, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/30/07 -- Miami attorneys Matthew S. Sarelson and Jeffrey T. Donner announced today they have filed suit against the Untied States and Bureau of Prisons on behalf of a 34-year-old, female, former federal inmate who was allegedly repeatedly sexually battered and raped while housed at the Federal Detention Center in Miami, Florida. These crimes were allegedly committed over a three-year period by four correctional officers. As the former inmate is no longer under custody and is eager to move on with her life, the lawsuit is filed in the name of "S.R.," the plaintiff's initials.

The suit alleges the government failed to provide safe premises and that it negligently hired and supervised four of its correctional officers. The suit also seeks damages directly from the four correctional officers for violating S.R.'s constitutional right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment while serving her sentence. Despite repeated complaints to government officials, the government allegedly failed to properly investigate and remove the correctional officers; therefore S.R. is seeking a total $3 million from the defendants for the alleged aforementioned crimes brought upon her while under the custody of the government and its correctional officers.

Throughout S.R.'s detainment between 2002 and 2005 she was allegedly forced to perform various sexual acts for the correctional officers in exchange for basic items such as newspapers, clean clothes and phone access. In the suit S.R. alleges that at least one officer went so far as to vaginally and anally rape S.R. The FBI arrested and charged another one of the alleged officers for the sexual abuse of yet another inmate, for which he pleaded not guilty. S.R. was called as a witness to testify against the officer, who then changed his plea to guilty and served a year in a federal prison. For unknown reasons the government chose not to prosecute that correctional officer for his alleged crimes against S.R.

An April 2005 report prepared by the U.S. Department of Justice recognized that staff sexual abuse of inmates is a "significant problem." The Justice Department concluded that there is widespread underreporting of staff sexual abuse due to inmate fear of staff retaliating against them if they bring forward allegations of sexual abuse as well as fear of investigators questioning the credibility of their grievances.

Mr. Sarelson's practice encompasses all aspects of federal civil rights and employment matters. The case is styled S.R. v. United States, et al, 07-civ-20648-Altonaga/Turnoff and is pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Contact Information:

Alec Rosen
Email Contact
305.665.5755

David Gil
Email Contact
305.665.5755

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Comments (0)

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.


IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...
The challenges of aggregating data from consumer-oriented devices, such as wearable technologies and smart thermostats, are fairly well-understood. However, there are a new set of challenges for IoT devices that generate megabytes or gigabytes of data per second. Certainly, the infrastructure will have to change, as those volumes of data will likely overwhelm the available bandwidth for aggregating the data into a central repository. Ochandarena discusses a whole new way to think about your next...
CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
All in Mobile is a place where we continually maximize their impact by fostering understanding, empathy, insights, creativity and joy. They believe that a truly useful and desirable mobile app doesn't need the brightest idea or the most advanced technology. A great product begins with understanding people. It's easy to think that customers will love your app, but can you justify it? They make sure your final app is something that users truly want and need. The only way to do this is by ...
Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to ...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Big Data Federation to Exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO, colocated with DevOpsSUMMIT and DXWorldEXPO, November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Big Data Federation, Inc. develops and applies artificial intelligence to predict financial and economic events that matter. The company uncovers patterns and precise drivers of performance and outcomes with the aid of machine-learning algorithms, big data, and fundamental analysis. Their products are deployed...
Cell networks have the advantage of long-range communications, reaching an estimated 90% of the world. But cell networks such as 2G, 3G and LTE consume lots of power and were designed for connecting people. They are not optimized for low- or battery-powered devices or for IoT applications with infrequently transmitted data. Cell IoT modules that support narrow-band IoT and 4G cell networks will enable cell connectivity, device management, and app enablement for low-power wide-area network IoT. B...
The hierarchical architecture that distributes "compute" within the network specially at the edge can enable new services by harnessing emerging technologies. But Edge-Compute comes at increased cost that needs to be managed and potentially augmented by creative architecture solutions as there will always a catching-up with the capacity demands. Processing power in smartphones has enhanced YoY and there is increasingly spare compute capacity that can be potentially pooled. Uber has successfully ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5–7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buye...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...