DOJ 'Finally' Implementing Anti-Prison Rape Policies, 10 Years After Congressional Vote

'Astronomical' civil penalties are likely for non-compliant prisons.

Inmates sit in crowded conditions at California State Prison, Los Angeles.
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"Damages could reach billions in some states," he said. Walton agreed. "You're going to see large money damages being awarded" against non-compliant prisons, he said. "They could be astronomical. ... If [a prisoner is raped] multiple times, it could be million-dollar verdicts."

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