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Former correctional officer awarded two million dollars in damages

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IOWA CITY (AP) -

A jury has awarded a former Iowa correctional officer two million dollars in damages for facing retaliation after complaining she was sexually harassed by inmates.

Kristine Sink, a former officer at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison got the awarded money for lost earnings and emotional distress.

Jurors ruled Sink was the victim of retaliation for bringing an earlier lawsuit that exposed the prison's practice of letting violent inmates to watch graphic films.

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