Prison lawsuit begins in Albany Federal Court

Prison lawsuit begins in Albany Federal Court

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Jury selection for the  lawsuit of a Georgia Prison Inmate began Monday in Albany Federal Court.

The inmate claims in his suit that while incarcerated at Autry State Prison in August 2009 he asked for protection after being sexually harassed,but received no help.

The inmate says he was choked and raped in his cell on September 7, 2009, and received treatment at the hospital.

Named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit are 8 former or current officials with the state Department of Corrections and Autry State Prison.

The inmate is currently being held at the state prison in Reidsville , after a conviction for Kidnapping, armed robbery, and aggravated sodomy.

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