Bureau of Prisons shutters California women’s facility notorious for sexual abuse

The Federal Bureau of Prisons is closing a women’s prison in California infamous for rampant sexual abuse against inmates.

Federal Correctional Institution Dublin is set to close due to a violent reputation that contributed to its nickname as the “rape club,” the embattled BOP announced.

The Associated Press exposed the prison’s problems in an investigation that revealed “rampant sexual abuse by correctional officers and even the warden,” where inmates said they “were often threatened or punished when they tried to speak up.” 

FILE – The Federal Correctional Institution stands in Dublin, California, Dec. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Other issues such as hazardous mold, asbestos, and poor medical care, also plagued the prison. 

Despite the federal agency’s attempted rehabilitation of the facility, which included moves to “address culture, recruitment and retention, aging infrastructure — and most
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