The Federal Correctional Institution, Dublin women’s prison has a new warden after the FBI descended on the facility Monday morning.

N.T. McKinney is the new interim warden at the facility, effective immediately, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said Monday afternoon.

McKinney replaces FCI Dublin Interim Warden Arthur Dulgov.

Bureau of prisons spokesperson Emery Nelson said “Consistent with unprecedented and ongoing actions by FBOP leadership to create a positive change in the culture at FCI Dublin, recent developments have necessitated new executive employees be installed at the institution. This new team has been charged with developing a plan for the future of the facility.”

The FBI confirmed it had agents onsite Monday morning.

“[R]ecent developments have necessitated new executive employees be installed at the institution. This new team has been charged with developing a plan for the future of the facility.”

Emery Nelson, Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesperson

When asked if agents were there in connection with widespread sexual abuse alleged in legal action against the prison, the FBI’s San Francisco Office Spokesperson Cameron Polan said “I can confirm we conducted court-authorized law enforcement activity at that location. I am unable to comment further at this time.”

Rights Behind Bars, the California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice, and the law firm Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP are representing at least eight alleged abuse survivors and the California Coalition for Women Prisoners in a federal class action lawsuit filed in August 2023 against the Bureau of Prisons, FCI Dublin officials and several individual officers.

Plaintiffs’ attorneys request preliminary injunctive relief to address “the current emergency conditions at FCI Dublin.”

The complaint says “Officers, supervisors, and leadership throughout FCI Dublin were and continue to be aware of the ongoing sexual abuse at the facility, and not only fail to prevent it but also affirmatively take actions that allow abuse to continue. Staff protect their abusive colleagues by failing to investigate claims or respond meaningfully, and by retaliating against those who report abuse ... It is this system of protection, conspiracy, and obstruction which allows the ‘rape club’ to continue.”