Correction officers suspended over alleged attack at NJ women's prison
Dozens of corrections officers at New Jersey’s only women’s prison have been placed on paid leave following allegations that staff brutally beat and sexually assaulted inmates there.
One woman told NJ.com that officers at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility handcuffed her and others, before punching, kicking, stripping and dragging her to a shower, after which she says an unidentified male officer got on top of her and groped and sexually assaulted her.
RELATED: State senator calls for corrections head to be fired following abuse allegations at women's prison
The allegations led lawmakers on Thursday to calls for investigations and the firing of the state’s top correctional official.
(Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.)