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Posted on Thu, Mar 10, 2011 : 12:17 p.m.

Judge seeks compromise in naming inmates in $100-million prison sex abuse settlement

By Cindy Heflin

A Washtenaw County judge today indicated that he wants female inmates who won a $100-million class action settlement to pay any child support or restitution claims they owe, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Circuit Court Judge Timothy Connors previously signed an order prohibiting release of the women's names and how much they owe but today indicated he's willing to compromise, the Free Press reported.

The women won the settlement for alleged sexual assault and abuse that occurred inside Michigan prisons between March 1993 and July 2009.



Fri, Mar 11, 2011 : 5:22 a.m.

Judge Timothy Connors initially denied allowing the agencies seeking restitution to join the case but got reversed by the Court of Appeals. Let's hope the victims of these prisoners can get restitution.


Fri, Mar 11, 2011 : 2:46 a.m.

Hello, how about the IRS being notified too? The order is preposterous, it is a a state owned facility and all of the nformation is subject to a FOIA request.

Macabre Sunset

Thu, Mar 10, 2011 : 9:25 p.m.

There is an irony to this order. I'm glad someone in the judicial system is thinking of the victims rather than the perps.


Thu, Mar 10, 2011 : 7:15 p.m.

Sounds fair and just.