Three other officers still face trials and county prosecutors say their criminal probe is ongoing. An NJ Advance Media review of court records found at least 11 pending lawsuits related to sex abuse allegations, some of which have not been previously reported.
They include wqnt class-action suits alleging systemic problems at the prison. One suitfiled in February by an inmate identified only be the initials S. Under state law, any sexual contact between inmates and staff is a crime because prisoners cannot consent.
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Firms representing inmates are also preparing Quebec sex classifieds suits, and one attorney, Oliver Barry, said he represents 10 women so far, including witnesses who have testified in the criminal cases.
Several of the suits also name officers not yet charged in the criminal inquiry. The prison, located in Cookstowb Township, has faced increased scrutiny in recent months as allegations of abuse and the exchange of contraband for sex among inmates and staff pile up.
At least Horny little whore cases filed in Mercer and Hunterdon counties are now on hold after judges granted those requests in May. That suit, filed by Barry's firm and class-action attorneys at the firm Stark and Stark, details a lengthy history of abuse cases at Cookztown prison going back to the early s.
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The letter states that federal officials will visit the prison this summer. Altman said her department was "fully cooperating with the investigation and is in the process of providing all materials requested.
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