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Sunday, February 27, 2005

Sex, contraband allegations hit privately run Colorado prison for women

DENVER (AP) -- The warden of the privately run Brush Correctional Facility for Women has resigned and five officers face sexual misconduct and contraband charges.

Warden Rick Soares quit Tennessee-based GRW, which owns the 250-bed prison in Brush, on Feb. 18, said Alison Morgan, spokeswoman for the state corrections department. The warden was not implicated in any wrongdoing.

The facility, which became the first private prison for women in Colorado in August 2003, holds 80 inmates from Hawaii, 73 from Colorado and 45 from Wyoming.

The corrections department referred contraband allegations involving two staff members and one inmate and sexual misconduct allegations involving three staff members to District Attorney Robert Watson on Thursday.

Three officers had sex with four Hawaiian inmates, two Colorado inmates and one Wyoming inmate, Morgan said. Two of the officers have resigned and a third is on administrative leave.

Here in Alabama the raping of inmates was only outlawed just last year. Before that, it was not a crime.


  • I used to work at Brush DOC,, The inmates would say anything to try to get money and get the staff in trouble. When I was their the inmates got away with a lot, Yes their was sex going on but not with the staff, with each other.
    If I was a inmate I would say anything thinking I could get some money. Would not you ?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:07 PM  

  • Rick Sorares was a good man and very fair. He got along with the staff. Gave his all for the job at Brush DOC.. I think he got a raw deal..

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:10 PM  

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