Seven Arrested in Connection with Lackawanna County Prison Scandal
SCRANTON -- Seven men are now charged with a widespread sex abuse scandal in the Lackawanna County Prison. According to court papers, they used their roles as corrections officers to force female inmates to perform sex acts. John Schnipes, a former Archbald councilman who resigned from the prison in 2013, is facing the most serious charges. He's accused of sexually assaulting several females dating back to 1998, giving them cigarettes among other things in exchange.