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Michigan Settles Female Prisoner Sexual Abuse Lawsuit for $100 Million

This is a settlement for the lawsuit.

Five hundred female prisoners who filed a class action suit against the state of Michigan, alleging sexual assault by prison guards, have won their case. A $100 million settlement was reached Wednesday, July 15, with the state, ending the 13-year-long legal battle.

Toni Bunton, one of the women who filed a complaint alleging that she was repeatedly raped and groped while at the Scott Correctional Facility in Wayne County, was awarded $3.45 million in damages.

The settlement monies will be paid out over five years.

JULY-17-09: Michigan Settles Female Prisoner Sexual Abuse Lawsuit for $100 Million [FREEP: $100 MILLION ENDS PRISONER SEX-ABUSE SUIT]

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Published on Jul-17-09


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