Albany Times Union: Raped Behind Bars

Anna, a client of Kindlon Shanks & Associates, was raped by a prison guard at Albion State Prison in Orleans County. Anna won the largest verdict on record in New York involving prison-abuse allegations. Court of Claims Judge Philip Patti ordered the state to pay $605,750, since her rapist was already under investigation for illicit behavior with prisoners and the state “had notice of [the guard’s] propensity to pursue unauthorized relationships with inmates and yet left him in the position to continue to pursue the same.”