Posts Categorized In: Prisoner Suicide and Sexual Assault

Lamothe Law Firm Files Lawsuit Against Prison Guard for Prisoner Suicide

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

Sexual Assault in Prison Is More Common Than You Might Think

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

What Families of Inmates Need to Know About the Prison Rape Elimination Act

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

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