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This week, former FCI Dublin Correctional Officer Andrew Jones was sentenced to 96 months in prison after pleading guilty to six counts of sexual abuse of a ward and one count of lying to federal officials earlier this year.
The 8-year sentence is currently the longest sentence to date against an officer involving sexual abuse at FCI Dublin, and Andrew Jones is the fourth officer to be sentenced for his involvement in the “culture of abuse,” at the prison. Following the sentencing hearing, Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz stated that the Office of Inspector General will “continue to aggressively investigate this type of egregious criminal conduct, and we will do everything within our authority to pursue justice for victims of sexual abuse.”
Andrew Jones was a former correctional officer and kitchen supervisor at FCI Dublin, and he was convicted for illegally engaging in sexual misconduct with three incarcerated women from May 2020 to January 2022. According to a detailed submission filed by federal prosecutors, Jones victimized and assaulted numerous women who he supervised in the kitchen, and he also wrongfully retaliated against his victims to prevent them from reporting their abuse.
Over the last two years, FCI Dublin has been investigated for numerous allegations of sexual assault, including by against former Warden of the prison Ray J. Garcia who was sentenced earlier this year. The Department of Justice also reiterated their commitment to holding all officers who perpetuated and were complicit in sexual abuse accountable. According to Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco,
“the Justice Department will not rest until we have eliminated such misconduct from the Federal Bureau of Prisons. As the defendant’s guilty plea and today’s sentencing demonstrate, FBOP employees who abuse their positions of authority and assault those in their custody will be held to account.”
Bureau of Prison Sexual Abuse Attorney
There is no justification for sexual abuse of an inmate, and the federal government must be held accountable for being complicit in and perpetuating the abuse. The Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm is currently representing many victims of sexual assault at FCI Dublin as well as other prisons across the country.
In 2022, Attorney Jaehyun Oh obtained then-largest public settlement against the federal government for sexual assault on behalf of three inmates who were sexually assaulted by the a correctional officer at MCC-New York. Following the historic settlement, Attorney Jaehyun Oh and Carolyn Richardson, one of the plaintiffs in the case, were invited to testify at a Senate Hearing regarding the sexual abuse of female inmates.
Less than 24 hours after hearing the testimony, Congress passed the Prison Camera Reform Act to increase security measures to eliminate camera blind spots.
Attorney Jae Oh continues this important work to protect, advocate for, and stand with victims of prison sexual assault.
At the Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm, we can help you take legal action against the prison staff who were responsible for and complicit in causing your abuse.
Our experienced team of prison sexual assault attorneys can help survivors process their trauma and seek justice, in a way that feels comfortable and validating for an individual survivor. With a history of client success and trust, the Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm will ensure that you get the representation you deserve.