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FAMM Urges DOJ to Investigate Coleman Correctional Complex amid allegations of rape, sexual abuse and serious disease outbreaks

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Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700
rburks@famm.org

FAMM Urges DOJ to Investigate Coleman Correctional Complex amid allegations of rape, sexual abuse and serious disease outbreaks

WASHINGTON – Today, FAMM President Kevin Ring sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Inspector General Michael Horowitz, calling for an investigation at Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in Coleman, Florida. Numerous allegations have surfaced in recent months, including widespread sexual abuse and an untreated outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease.

“With specific regard to Coleman, the obvious needs stating: Women serving time shouldn’t be sexually assaulted, and they shouldn’t be living in an environment where the very air they breathe and water they use could kill them,” Ring said.

For nearly three decades, FAMM has united the voices of affected families, the formerly incarcerated, and a range of stakeholders and advocates to fight for a more fair and effective justice system. FAMM’s focus on ending a one-size-fits-all punishment structure has led to reforms to sentencing and prison policies in six states and is paving the way to programs that support rehabilitation for the 94% of all prisoners who will return to our neighborhoods one day.

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FAMM is a national nonpartisan advocacy organization that promotes fair and effective criminal justice policies that safeguard taxpayer dollars and keep our communities safe. Founded in 1991, FAMM is helping transform America’s criminal justice system by uniting the voices of impacted families and individuals and elevating the issues all across the country.

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