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.

"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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