Dwight prison inmate claimed she was raped by guard 03/20/2008 07:31:31

By Kent Casson

Some former Dwight Correctional Center inmates have filed lawsuits against the Illinois Department of Corrections. One woman claims she was raped by male guards multiple times. The woman reportedly gave birth to a child in 2007 and conceived while she was in segregation at the prison, according to the lawsuit. Another woman claims a male guard made advances toward her after witnessing a gynecological exam. That woman was also put into segregation at the prison.

The lawsuit says an investigator later found that the woman was improperly placed in segregation. The Dwight Correctional Center is a women's prison located in Livingston County.