Correctional Officer Nakie Nunley, who helped oversee UNICOR, the Call Center at FCI Dublin, Pleaded Guilty To Sexually Abusing 5 Women
DUBLIN, CALIFORNIA (August 17, 2023) – An FCI Dublin call center supervisor identified as Nakie Nunley has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing five female inmates and making false statements.
Alameda County officials are saying that the defendant oversaw numerous women in UNICOR, which is the name of the prison’s call center. Nakie Nunley admitted to leaving a note on one of the women’s desk before having sex with her in one of the nearby bathrooms.
He also admitted to masturbating in front of another victim. Nakie Nunley and Andrew Jones are the seventh and eight individuals who have been charged with sexually abusing female inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution, Dublin.
Andrew Jones is a former cook supervisor at the prison. A former employee at FCI Dublin said that it was well known that the kitchen was a “hotbed” of illegal sexual activity.
Both men are scheduled to be sentenced at a later time.
Liability For Inmate Sexual Abuse At FCI Dublin
There has been a long and sordid history of sexual abuse at FCI Dublin going back many years. According to CBS News, “A scathing report by The Associated Press last year found that prisoners and workers at the all-women’s facility had dubbed FCI Dublin “The rape club.” The report found a permissive and toxic culture at the prison, enabling years of sexual misconduct, cover-ups and retaliation for inmates who had tried to speak up.” Female inmates at the prison have reported numerous forms of sexual misconduct by employees.
- Female prisoners have been forcibly raped.
- Female prisoners have been groped or inappropriately touched.
- Female prisoners have been coerced into sexual relationships with correctional officers.
- Female prisoners have been threatened with retaliation if they spoke up about the sexual abuse they’ve experienced.
Depending on the facts of any case, a jail could be liable if an inmate in their care is sexually abused by a correctional officer. A jail could be liable for the sexual abuse of an inmate if they had actual or constructive knowledge of past abuse by a correctional officer which they failed to remedy. A jail could also be liable if they were grossly negligent in supervising one of their officers. See, for example, Morris v. Eversley, 282 F. Supp. 2d 196 (S.D.N.Y. 2003). There are a number of steps that should be taken after any instance of sexual abuse involving correctional officers.
- A police report of the incident should be created.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Jail records of the assailant should be reviewed.
- An experienced sexual abuse attorney should be contacted.
By the time a correctional officer has been arrested for sexual abuse, there were likely dozens of red flags that were missed. It is also common for there to be multiple victims. Any person that is sexually abused by a correctional officer may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil claim. A sexual abuse attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know if you have a case that can move forward.
Getting Legal Help After Sexual Abuse At FCI Dublin
We at the Sehat Law Firm extend our best wishes to all of the women who have been harmed by the actions of Nakie Nunley. There needs to be a thorough investigation into how widespread sexual abuse at this prison was able to occur. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other instances of sexual abuse in the future.
Have you or someone that you care about been sexually abused by an employee of FCI Dublin. You can hold your abuser and the prison accountable for what happened. Our team of highly experienced sexual abuse attorneys are here for you. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of assistance we may be able to help. You can reach out to us anytime at (949) 825-5200.