Greetings & Good Health!
I am a prisoner at the Washington State Penitentiary. Recently, Counselor [name omitted] groped my crotch area in an effort to engage me in sexual activity. RCW 9A.44.160 and .170. I declined. [The counselor] is very powerful, and was the chairperson of my classification committee. I was entitled to a custody promotion, facility transfer and earned time credits but [the counselor] denied these because I wouldn't engage in sexual activity. [She] has at least one family member who has worked here about 20 years.
I attempted to complain but was placed in protective isolation due to potential reprisals by prisoners engaged in sexual activity with [the counselor]. Concern by prison staff of prisoner reprisals is a strong indicator of the veracity of the allegations. No less than twelve (12) prisoners have signed declarations of similar behavior by [her].
Prison staff informed me this incident never occurred, and I will be housed in isolation indefinitely. This is retaliatory and a cover-up. I fear further retaliatory and abusive conduct by staff, including spoliation of evidence.
Thank you for genuinely listening and understanding.
Grace, mercy & peace.
- Scott, Washington State