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Guards May Be Responsible for Half of Prison Sexual Assaults

new Justice Department study shows that allegations of sex abuse in the nation’s prisons and jails are increasing — with correctional officers responsible for half of it  — but prosecution is still extremely rare.

The report, released today by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, takes data collected by correctional administrators representing all of the nation’s federal and state prisons as well as many county jails. It shows that administrators logged more than 8,000 reports of abuse to their overseers each year between 2009 and 2011, up 11 percent from the department’s previous report, which covered 2007 and 2008. Full Article

Bureau of Justice Statistics: Survey Of Sexual Violence In Adult Correctional Facilities, 2009–11 – Statistical Tables

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After reading “Who Really Commits New Sex Crimes?” and looking at the numbers this does not surprise me at all. The article says that 8,000 reports of abuse were reported which makes me wonder how many sexual assaults by guards were not reported. And I think the # 8,000 represents an actual rise because when I read the news I usually see police charged with a crime get off scott free more and more, and I think this is because of not only the good ol boy club (police prison unions), but if there was a high conviction rate for… Read more »

“…imprisonment turns the state into a gay dungeon-master.”
Jesse Jackson

Well, at least in Kalifornia you might be able to
hand the guard a condom
before he rapes you.

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