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NEW YORK : Amy Fisher Suit Claims Prison Rape

July 25, 1996

Amy Fisher, who charges she has been raped, photographed nude and sexually harassed by prison guards, filed a lawsuit seeking nearly half a billion dollars in damages. Fisher, 21, is serving five to 15 years at New York's Albion Correctional Facility for shooting the wife of her former lover, Joey Buttafuoco. State officials said the suit is a ploy by Fisher to get transferred to a federal prison closer to her home.

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