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INDIANAPOLIS -- Federal authorities are calling on Indiana to address abuses within its juvenile correction facilities after reports of young inmates sexually assaulted by guards and living in filth. A Jan. 29 letter and report from U.S. Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez to Gov. Mitch Daniels details troubles within the former Indianapolis Juvenile Correctional Facility, including a mentally ill inmate left dirty and pulling out her hair and male guards having sex with and performing strip searches on young female inmates, 6News' Joanna Massee reported. "The sexualized environment at the facility appears rampant," the letter read.
Mr. Conahan, after Friday's plea, must pay a $250,000 fine and surrender his law license. Prosecutors agreed to drop money laundering, extortion and dozens of other counts, and recommend a lower sentence if he accepts responsibility. Read more: www.post-gazette.com...