Lawbreakers in federal prisons include prison staff, report finds; senators demand accountability

Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, called for the firing of BOP Director Michael Carvajal after a report that more than 100 federal prison employees have been arrested or convicted of crimes since 2019.

When Kara Guggino got locked up in 2012 for armed robbery, she knew she’d be among other law breakers in federal prison.

But the Brandon, Fla., resident said one of the biggest threats she faced was from a Bureau of Prisons official, who she says repeatedly raped her while she was in a Tallahassee facility.

Guggino said she’s not surprised by a report that more than 100 federal prison employees have been arrested or convicted of crimes since 2019.

This is the central finding of a recent Associated Press story that said the agency “is a hotbed of abuse, graft and corruption, and has turned a blind eye to employees accused of misconduct.”

 

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