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Corizon Health Must Face Clinicians’ Suit Over Inmate Harassment

Jan. 13, 2021, 5:17 PM

Corizon Health Inc., which provides mental health services at Riker’s Island, N.Y., must face allegations by former female clinicians that it allowed the inmates receiving treatment to sexually harass them, a federal court said.

The clinicians alleged that they were regularly subjected to conduct, including “threats of rape and other sexual violence, graphic sexual comments, inmates’ intentional exposure of their genitalia, acts of sexual exhibitionism such as masturbation, and spraying of semen, urine, feces and other bodily fluids,” the opinion by Judge Lorna G. Schofield of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said.

The clinicians ...

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