A2: Attorney

The Legal News profiles Kurt Berggren, an Ann Arbor civil rights attorney who recently retired after nearly 50 years in the profession. The article recounts his work in a 1980s class action lawsuit involving discrimination against female prison guards. The case resulted in a multimillion-dollar payout to the women. Says Berggren: The culture of Michigan’s system of incarceration is so screwed up. What they tried to do to these female guards was to make it so bad that they would quit their jobs and leave the system. Horrible things were done to them, all kinds of harassment and intimidation.” [Source]