DOCUMENTS REVEAL SEXUAL ABUSE AT CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S PRISONS

November 14, 2019
Julie Small
AP News

SAN FRANCISCO(AP)— A state prison inmate incarcerated at the Central California Women’s Facility was awaiting her group therapy session on Aug. 23, 2017. She stepped backward in her cell toward the door, where Correctional Officer Israel Trevino waited with waist restraints.

As he attached the chains, he reached down with both of his hands “to grope and fondle her buttocks,” according to an internal investigation that led to Trevino’s firing.

The inmate, whose name was redacted in reports, angrily asked what he was doing.

“You