Victim Shaming: Volunteer Teacher Raped in Prison Could Have Case Thrown Out

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FLORENCE, Ariz. — Has victim-shaming found its way to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office? Judge for yourself. They say a prison teacher who was assaulted and raped by an inmate at the Eyman Prison basically should have known better. The A.G.’s office attempting to throw out her $4 million lawsuit against the Department of Corrections by saying if the victim “did appreciate the danger of her situation, as an employee, she could have done something about it.” In January 2014, the teacher was raped by an inmate when she was left in an unmonitored classroom where she was giving seven sex offenders a GED exam.

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