Sexual assault in prison has long been a problem, and incidents of prisoner sexual assault are more common than you might think. A U.S. Department of Justice study indicates that 4.0% of state and federal prison inmates and 3.2% of local jail inmates were sexually victimized by another inmate or staff member in the past… Read More
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On July 25, 2022, Frank Lamothe and Julien Lamothe of the New Orleans-based Lamothe Law Firm, LLC, filed a Civil Rights Complaint against a prison guard from the Elayn Hunt Correctional Facility and the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections for the suicide of an inmate. The lawsuit alleges that the prison guard, Samantha… Read More
by Frank E. Lamothe, III Sexual assaults in our nation’s prisons and jails is commonplace, and the statistics regarding incidents involving women and juveniles is staggering. A federal law has sought to slow the trend through prevention and education, and several states have followed suit. Prison Sexual Assault by the Numbers According to a 2012… Read More
According to the U.S. News and World Report, the “Rise in Suicide Attempts in Texas Prisons Alarms Advocates.” The number of suicide attempts among Texas inmates logged by authorities has nearly tripled in the last decade. Mental illness contributes to prison suicides, which have risen sharply over the last five years. Just like hospitals and… Read More
Frank and Julien Lamothe are interviewed by WVUE Fox News in New Orleans about their upcoming Baja XL adventure as Calliope Racing and their fundraiser to support Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault‘s important work and mission. See Video Here.
Rape and other acts of sexual violence and abuse in the nation’s prisons and jails are not simply the result of individual actions by inmates or corrections officials. These horrific crimes are also the byproduct of systemic problems with how millions of Americans behind bars are housed and supervised, as well as entrenched attitudes of… Read More