A former correctional officer at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, Colin Akparanta, admitted to sexually abusing seven female prisoners at the institution. He was sentenced to three and a half years in prison. The U.S. Government has paid out a total of $4.2 million to his six victims over two separate settlements. [source]
“He would take away teir priveledges; he would change their cell assignments, basically flaunting his power and telling them that he’s close with the warden, nothing will ever come out of it,” – Jaehyun Oh, a lawyer with the Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm [source].
This Wasn’t The First Incident Of Abuse At The Metropolitan Correctional Center.
Unfortunately, the abuse of these six women was not the first example of abuse at the hands of correctional officers at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (M.C.C.).
“M.C.C. leadership and employees were on notice of Akparanta’s brazen misconduct but repeatedly turned a blind eye, allowing him to sexually abuse over a dozen victims ofer the span of many years,” – Amelia Green, partner with the law firm Neufield, Scheck & Brustin [source].
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The abovementioned case is just one example of correctional officers abusing their power to take advantage of prisoners in these supposedly safe and organized facilities. If you’ve suffered at the hands of a corrections officer or other prison employee, especially at Dublin F.C.I., don’t hesitate to contact our firm for a free consultation.