ACLU Takes up Sexual Assault in Jails and Prisons


The National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union wishes to bring lawsuits on behalf of persons who have been sexually assaulted while in prison or jail, either by other prisoners or by staff. We are interested in hearing from both former prisoners and persons who are still incarcerated. Please provide as many details as possible, including when and where the assault took place, whether you reported the assault, and what action, if any, was taken by prison, jail, or law enforcement authorities. Legal representation, if provided, will be free of charge. Prisoners should send their letters by legal mail. Write to:
Craig Cowie
Attorney, ACLU National Prison Project
733 15th St. N.W., Suite 620
Washington, DC 20005