Montana Prison Guard's Whistleblower Case Cleared For Jury Trial

At the Montana Women's Prison, Daniel Root reported sexual abuse against an inmate by his supervisor and allegedly faced retaliation, including the loss of a promotion

When prisoners at the Montana Women's Prison submit complaints of sexual abuse under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), the alleged misconduct by staff is almost never investigated as a crime.

This forms the backdrop for a whistleblower case in Montana brought by Daniel Root, a guard at the facil…

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