A psychologically brittle former prison inmate who was raped by a corrections officer and then placed, ostensibly for her protection, in solitary confinement, where she was deprived of medical treatment and counseling, has been awarded $606,750 by a New York State Court of Claims judge.
Judge Philip Patti of Rochester, N.Y., said in a 28-page decision in Anna O. v. State of New York,114805, that corrections officials not only neglected to protect Anna O. from a guard they knew had a propensity to exploit inmates, but exacerbated the impact of the rape by further traumatizing a mentally and emotionally fragile prisoner.
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