Embattled Dublin Prison: Congressional Leaders Seek Investigation


DUBLIN, CA —Seven members of Congress are demanding an investigation into allegations of abuse and misconduct at an all-women federal prison in Dublin, the leaders said this week.

The leaders including Reps. Eric Swalwell, D-Castro Valley, Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, Karen Bass, D-Los Angeles, Lois Frankel, D-Florida, Brenda Lawrence, D-Michigan, Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, and Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, have asked for an inspection of Federal Correctional Institution Dublin and access to a 2021 audit of it.

The leaders sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz and a separate letter to Michael Carvajal, the director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, detailing what they want the investigation to include and what they want related to the audit.

“We were first made aware of the systemic issues plaguing FCI Dublin…

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