Supreme Court: Maybe It’s Not Okay for Guards to Rape Prisoners

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April 1, 2013 | By Sean J. Miller | Take Part

A Pennsylvania prisoner’s handwritten petition for the right to sue over abuse reaches the highest authority of the land, and it is deemed just.

Supreme Court decision handed down Wednesday

Photo: Jose Cabezas/AFP/Getty Images

Kim Millbrook was about four years into a 31-year sentence at the Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary in Pennsylvania when he says he was assaulted by three guards. On March 5, 2010, Millbrook claims he was taken to a prison basement—away from the view of video cameras—where he was forced to perform oral sex on a Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) correctional officer, while another officer held him in a choke hold and a third officer stood watch nearby.

Millbrook, a career criminal from Illinois in his mid-40s, was doing time for drug, firearms, witness tampering and witness retaliation charges. He claimed that the officers threatened to kill him if he did not comply with their demands and that…

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