As a part of a lawsuit alleging office discrimination at a Missouri jail, a former guard claimed his colleagues mistreated prisoners, amongst different offenses. John Dominguez’s lawsuit accused his co-workers and superiors on the Ladies’s Japanese Reception Diagnostic and Correctional Heart of racial discrimination, particularly after he reported fellow guards of heinous office offenses, the Kansas Metropolis Star reported.
In response to Dominguez, he was handled unfairly whereas he was a corrections officer on the girls’s jail. He mentioned the discrimination got here due to each his race and disabilities; he has a decrease again degenerative illness and grownup ADD. When he took unpaid depart for well being causes, he was informed to justify it, which went in opposition to jail coverage, per the Star’s report.
Within the lawsuit, which Dominguez filed days after being fired, he additionally claimed he was handled worse after reporting his co-workers for abusive practices. Per Dominguez, one corrections officer blended pet food in with an inmate’s meals, for which the officer solely obtained a one-day suspension. One other officer additionally obtained the identical minimal suspension after verbal and bodily abuse of an inmate.
One worker pleaded responsible to assault, had intercourse with different officers and was solely demoted fairly than fired. Lastly, Dominguez claimed a supervisor who admitted to assault was stored on for a full decade afterward.
Dominguez’s lawsuit alleged that none of those offenses, which have been worse than something he did by affordable requirements, resulted in termination for different officers. He, nevertheless, misplaced his job for much extra minor offenses, he claimed.
Inmate abuse by jail guards is alleged to be a prevalent drawback in America’s prisons. 21 % of male inmates mentioned they’d been assaulted by these assigned to watch them, in accordance with Mom Jones. The identical report indicated that feminine inmates are disproportionately the victims of sexual offenses regardless of solely being seven % of the American jail inhabitants.