Bay Area Members of Congress Describe Dublin Prison as a ‘Disgrace and Cultural Riot’ – NBC Bay Area


A group of Bay Area members of Congress toured federal prison FCI Dublin Monday and described it as a disgrace and cultural riot.

“This prison is a cultural, toxic environment. When you have a warden, chaplain, and two other officers who are charged with sexual assault and two who pleaded guilty, you’ve got a cultural riot in an institution,” said Congresswoman Jackie Speier.

Dublin may be best known for housing celebrities, including Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin. But the spotlight was on other inmate’s reports of abuse — going as far back as 2014 — like reports of forced sex with guards and other crimes by authorities.

”COVID is an excuse to not have cameras, upgrades, not allow inmates to socialize, fraternize to learn to rehabilitate,” said Congressman Eric Swalwell.

He grew up nearby and represents the Dublin Community. He said this…

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