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Rapist Guards Alleged At State Prison

CHICAGO (CN) - Seven guards at Dwight Correctional Center raped an inmate on 29 occasions, intercepted her certified letters to her attorney, and prison administrators, including its internal affairs division, failed to act on her complaints other than to put her in segregation for complaining, says the woman, who is represented by Kathleen Zellner in Federal Court.

Here are the defendants: Debbie Denning, deputy director; Mary Sigler, warden of Dwight Correctional Center; Doretta O'Brien, assistant warden; Pamela Harris, assistant warden; Debbie Winters, lieutenant; Lieutenant Luster; Correctional Officer James Cappitillo; Correctional Officer Donald Kinsella; Correctional Officer Michael Strowmatt, Unknown Correctional Officers John Does 1-4; and Unknown Correctional Officer Jane Roe.

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