Federal judge rules lawsuit against state prison system can go forward

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A judge in Hartford has ruled that the multi-million dollar lawsuit against Connecticut’s prison system and several employees can go forward.

The suit was brought by a former inmate who says she was sexually assaulted behind bars.

The federal judge has denied a motion for dismissal, allowing 33-year-old Cara Tangreti to take the civil rights lawsuit to trial.

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