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Former D.C. Jailmate Gets $5.3 Million for Forced Strip-Tease

Jurors awarded Sunday Daskalea $5.3 million in damages after finding that a D.C. jail correctional officer forced her to participate in a striptease in July 1995.

Daskalea claims that correctional officer Yvonne C. Walker, who has since been fired, was intoxicated when she arrived at work and sent three inmates to force Daskalea to the area where the striptease took place.

When another inmate reported the striptease to a deputy warden, corrections officers assumed that Daskalea made the report and punished her by placing her in solitary confinement where she was denied “basic necessities.”

The District of Columbia plans to appeal the decision.

Sources:

The Washington Post - January 23, 1998