The Lackawanna County 7: Guards charged with sexual assault on women prisoners

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Lackawanna County Prison in Scranton, Penn. – Photo: New York Times by Mumia Abu-Jamal Few cases are as difficult to prosecute as those involving cops, sheriffs or prison guards. This is so largely because of the popular perception that they’re good guys vs. bad guys – or, in this case, bad girls. The Lackawanna County 7, local prison guards of the Northeastern County Pennsylvania lockup charged with sexual assaults upon several women, are, after all, charged with sexually assaulting prisoners. That fact is never lost on either judges or juries. When the case first broke in mid...