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Stop the sexual assault of women at Karnes!

Stop the sexual assault of women at Karnes!

Tell the Department of Homeland Security Office of Civil Rights:

"Stop ignoring sexual assault and rape at Karnes County Residential Center. Investigate immediately and commit to oversight.
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    Stop the sexual assault of women at Karnes!

    Countless women have been raped at a for-profit detention center in Texas

    Male guards at Karnes County Residential Center have open access to women detainees' cells at any time of the day or night. Women detail an environment of rape and harassment, in which they are often told that they will receive assistance with their cases or money in exchange for sexual favors.

    Attorneys from multiple firms have all launched complaints about the large number of women reporting the same stories of abuse--guards who call detainees their "girlfriends" and enter their cells late at night to rape them. Women also report being groped and assaulted in front of other detainees, including children. It's downright horrific.

    The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Civil Rights has the power to investigate and hold this facility accountable. Can you join Human Rights First, the University of Texas Law School, and the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund in calling for a full investigation?