The Supreme Court on Monday reinstated a jury verdict against two prison employees who failed to keep a female inmate from being raped by a corrections officer and instead punished her after the rape by throwing her into solitary confinement, shackled and handcuffed.
Michelle Ortiz, a former inmate of an Ohio prison, immediately reported that a corrections officer raped her during the night. Paula Jordan, a case manager living in Ortiz's unit, did not act on Ortiz's report, and the same corrections officer raped Ortiz again that night as well. The prison investigator, Rebecca Bright, then retaliated against Ortiz and "placed her, shackled and handcuffed, in solitary confinement in a cell without adequate heat, clothing, bedding or blankets," the Supreme Court's ruling states. More... PrisonerPal.com