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Did you suffer sexual abuse during your time at Chowchilla Prison? If so, you could have grounds to file a lawsuit. If you are interested in exploring the legal options available to you, contact our prison sexual abuse team here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group today. Here at our law firm, our team is more than ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the representation that you need to fight for your rights.

About Chowchilla Prison

Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) – often referred to as Chowchilla Prison – is a female-only state prison located in Chowchilla, California. CCWF is the second largest female correctional facility in the U.S.; it is operated by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The prison covers over 640 acres. As of April 2020, the prison was operating at over 130% capacity.

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Sexual Abuse at California Prisons

Sexual Abuse at prisons throughout California is, unfortunately, very common. Inmates may suffer sexual abuse at the hands of prison guards, counselors, directors, other prison staff, and other inmates. This abuse can include rape, attempted rape, molestation, groping, unwanted touching, forced kissing, forcing the victim to perform oral sex, forcefully performing oral sex on the victim, forcing the victim to touch the attacker in any way, penetrating the victim in any way (including with objects), etc.

Without a doubt, any form of sexual abuse can leave victims suffering from harm. Not all harm resulting from sexual abuse is physical; victims are likely to suffer extensive mental and emotional harm. Although every instance of sexual abuse is different, victims can suffer some of the following:

  • Injuries to genitals
  • Injuries to reproductive organs
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Pregnancy
  • Fractures, lacerations, scrapes, bruises, and other physical injuries associated with a struggle
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Panic disorder
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Fear
  • Depression
  • Increased risk of substance abuse problems and self-harm

If you or a loved one suffered sexual abuse at this prison or any other California prison, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit. For more information about the legal options available to you, contact us today.

Can I Sue for Chowchilla Prison Sexual Assault?

Yes, you could have the right to sue. As mentioned above, the prison is operated by the state, so you could actually sue the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for the harm that you or your loved one suffered. All prisons have a duty to keep inmates safe while they are detained. If they are harmed in any way as a direct result of the prison’s failure to screen all prospective employees, train employees, supervise employees, supervise inmates, or even take action when there are reports of abuse, then the prison could be found liable. It is also important to note that sexual abuse in prison falls into the category of “cruel and unusual punishment” as protected by civil rights; therefore, therefore, the prison may also be held accountable for violating prisoner civil rights if sexual abuse occurs.

For more information about your right to sue, we recommend that you seek legal assistance with the experts here at our law firm as soon as possible.

Did you suffer sexual abuse during your time at Chowchilla Prison? If so, you could have grounds to file a lawsuit. If you are interested in exploring the legal options available to you, contact our prison sexual abuse team here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group today. Here at our law firm, our team is more than ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the representation that you need to fight for your rights.

About Chowchilla Prison

Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) – often referred to as Chowchilla Prison – is a female-only state prison located in Chowchilla, California. CCWF is the second largest female correctional facility in the U.S.; it is operated by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The prison covers over 640 acres. As of April 2020, the prison was operating at over 130% capacity.

Sexual Abuse at California Prisons

Sexual Abuse at prisons throughout California is, unfortunately, very common. Inmates may suffer sexual abuse at the hands of prison guards, counselors, directors, other prison staff, and other inmates. This abuse can include rape, attempted rape, molestation, groping, unwanted touching, forced kissing, forcing the victim to perform oral sex, forcefully performing oral sex on the victim, forcing the victim to touch the attacker in any way, penetrating the victim in any way (including with objects), etc.

Without a doubt, any form of sexual abuse can leave victims suffering from harm. Not all harm resulting from sexual abuse is physical; victims are likely to suffer extensive mental and emotional harm. Although every instance of sexual abuse is different, victims can suffer some of the following:

  • Injuries to genitals
  • Injuries to reproductive organs
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Pregnancy
  • Fractures, lacerations, scrapes, bruises, and other physical injuries associated with a struggle
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Panic disorder
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Fear
  • Depression
  • Increased risk of substance abuse problems and self-harm

If you or a loved one suffered sexual abuse at this prison or any other California prison, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit. For more information about the legal options available to you, contact us today.

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Can I Recover Compensation for Chowchilla Prison Sexual Abuse?

Yes, you could be eligible to recover compensation. Based on the details surrounding your claim, you could potentially recover compensation for medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, punitive damages, treble damages, and legal fees, for example. These cases tend to be high value cases, usually worth anywhere from $500,000 to $5 million (and sometimes even more) because of the extent of the harm caused by sexual abuse. In addition, in cases of coverups, claimants may be eligible to receive up to three times their damages (treble damages).

How long does it take to settle these cases? Our legal team understands that it can be very difficult for claimants to essentially relive the abuse through these cases, so they want to resolve them as quickly as possible. Our lawyers are committed to settling these cases within six to eight months, although some cases can take up to two years to settle. Class action claims against prisons, specifically, can take many years to settle.

Contact the Downtown L.A. Law Group Today

Our legal team is committed to helping victims of Chowchilla Prison sexual abuse get justice. Our Chowchilla prison sexual abuse lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and help you understand your legal options. To ensure that our legal services can reach everyone in need of legal help, we offer free legal services – which include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our lawyers will answer all your questions and address all your concerns, making sure that you have access to all the information that you need to begin or continue your prison sexual abuse case. If you have already started your case elsewhere but are unsatisfied for any reason, our team can help you; we can take over your case and ensure that you are awarded the payout that you are owed. To benefit from these free legal services, contact us today.

Our team works on a Zero-Fee Guarantee, meaning that our clients will never be required to pay upfront legal costs for our legal services. Since we also work on contingency, our clients will not be responsible for paying anything unless their claims are successful. If you do not win, you simply will not pay.

Contact our prison sexual abuse lawsuit lawyers here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group today.


 

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