When Ana Barrios was a corrections officer at a Kansas City prison, she was spit on, told to kill herself and called degrading names.
Not by the prisoners — but by the other guards.
Barrios was 22 when she started work as a probation and parole assistant at the Kansas City Community Release Center in September 2014. When the facility became a prison the next year, she became a guard.
After enduring months of abuse, Barrios sued the Missouri Department of Corrections. In October, a jury awarded her $200,000.
Barrios is one of dozens of corrections employees who have gone to court alleging that the department allows a culture of abhorrent behavior to fester with no accountability. As a result, Missouri taxpayers continue to shell out millions of dollars every year to resolve the lawsuits.
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