The lawsuit alleges CEC, the county and facility officials are liable for assaults committed by former Fannin County Sheriff's deputy William Clifford Isaacs. Issacs sexually assualted at least four women who were being transferred from the Fannin County Jail. The jail is operated by the private prison corporation Community Education Centers. Isaacs was convicted for the sexual assaults of four federal felonies and is awaiting sentencing. The suit alleges that:
"In addition to those reasons stated above, Defendant CEC negligently failed to protect [her], and other female inmates, from the unwanted assault by Defendant Isaacs despite the knowledge of previous sexual assaults by guards on inmates and common national jail standards of requiring at least two officers during any transport of inmates for officer safety. Additionally, CEC’s policies in the Fannin County Jail allow female inmates to be exclusively supervised by male guards, having had only one female guard on staff at a given time, if any."
Texas Prison Bid'ness has acquired a copy the lawsuit which details the allegations against CEC, Fannin County, and officials at the facility. The plaintiffs are represented by Don Tittle Law in Dallas. We will keep you posted on developments in this suit.