Former NY women’s prison detainees pursue lawsuit over sex assault and abuse by guards at closed Manhattan lockup

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New York Daily News

Like other state prisoners from New York City, A.Q. wanted to be closer to home — so much so she lobbied the state correction commissioner to finish her sentence at a Manhattan women’s prison. She got the transfer to the Bayview Correctional Facility on W. 20th St. in Chelsea — and became one of numerous women who say they were coerced into sex acts by prison guards who threatened their return to harsher lockups upstate. Soon after she arrived at Bayview in 2010, A.Q. said, an officer who worked nights would come to her private room and coerce her into groping him. “Any time he wanted to, he w…

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