‘Cultural rot:’ U.S. Congressional team tours Dublin prison after sex scandal widens

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A trio of Congressional leaders on Monday toured a federal Dublin prison embroiled in a national scandal after four correctional officers – including the former warden – were charged with sex crimes and one of the formerly incarcerated women is now alleging that one of guards preyed on her by digging into her confidential files, too. 

U.S. Congress members Eric Swalwell, Jackie Speier and Karen Bass – all Democrats from California – got a private walk-through of the federal all-women’s prison, located next to Santa Rita Jail, about 40 miles east of San Francisco. They wanted to see for themselves what is going on. 

Swalwell said that on the short trip, they were able to interview some staff members and speak to some women inside. 

“I was here a month ago,” Speier told…

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