Lawsuit: Ga. Inmate Says He Was Raped

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A Georgia man has brought forth a lawsuit against Hays State Prison’s Warden Scott Crickmar, Deputy Warden Alisa Hammock and a member of the medical department after he was raped in prison.

Alfred Days says he was assaulted in December by several men while incarcerated. His suit claimed prison administrators violated his constitutional right against cruel and unusual punishment by failing to protect him from the assault.

Days says that administrators ignored his pleas that he was afraid of gang members would attack him. Instead of removing him from the general population, they kept him there.

He also said a Hays State doctor refused to treat him when she found out he asked to see a Department of Corrections investigator who is trained to look into prison rape allegations. After he was examined by the investigator, who was trained to look into prison rape allegations, Days said the doctor treated him only with a couple of aspirin.

Days is serving a 10-year sentence after pleading guilty in 2008 to aggravated assault, armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He has since been moved to the Washington State Prison in Davisboro, Ga.

Read the full story at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.