Colorado's Denver Women's Correctional Facility is worst in U.S. for sexual assaults, study shows

DENVER - A national study rates the Denver Women's Correctional Facility among the worst for sexual assaults.

The U.S. Bureau of Statistics says more than one in 10 women at the prison claim staff members sexually assaulted them.

According to the Denver Post, the report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice says the rate was the highest rate in the nation for the study, which was conducted between February 2011 and May 2012.

Colorado Department of Corrections officials could not be reached for comment.

The facility in north Denver houses 976 offenders.

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