The California jail where women say guards and medics preyed on them

Former inmates at a Los Angeles county prison allege a range of sexual abuses by employees from overt assault to subtle misconduct made easy by the toxic power dynamics In 2011, Michele Infante was incarcerated for close to six months at the Century regional detention facility in Lynwood, California, a small city adjacent to Compton and Watts. The facility is Los Angeles countys only jail designated for women and sprawls across an industrial zone in the shadow of the Imperial Highway. Infante, now 58, says she was sexually assaulted and sexually abused by two different employees at Lynwood, as the jail is known locally. As she recalls, one day in late September 2011, after Infante had been at Lynwood for …