Dozens of Staff Members at NJ Prison Suspended Over Allegations of Severely Beating Several Incarcerated Women
Date:  01-27-2021

30 officers, supervisors and other staff have since been put on "administrative paid leave" during ongoing criminal investigation
From NJ.Com:

Dozens of staff have been suspended and a criminal investigation is underway at New Jersey’s only women’s prison after officers were accused of severely beating several women inmates earlier this month, according to state and union officials.

Prisoners have told family members and advocates that at least three women at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility were hurt by officers Jan. 11, including one inmate who now has a broken eye socket and a transgender woman beaten so badly she cannot walk and is now in a wheelchair. The family members and advocates have shared letters and other first-hand accounts with NJ Advance Media.

The corrections department is reviewing the alleged violence with the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s office and the state attorney general’s office, according to prison spokeswoman Liz Velez. Continue reading >>>