More than 100 women who applied to be prison guards in connecticut were subjected to a discriminatory physical fitness test, a federal judge has ruled.

Us district judge janet hall, in a ruling dated may 5, granted a motion for summary judgment in a class-action lawsuit filed against the department of correction in 2008 by attorneys for a bloomfield woman, cherie easterling.

Easterling, now 32 and living in simsbury, was rejected as a candidate to become a corrections officer in 2004 when she failed to run 1 1/2 miles in a required time of under 14:49.