prison rape

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prison rape

Rape that occurs when the victim is assaulted by another prisoner or by a prison employee.
See also: rape
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The agency Stop Prisoner Rape also reports that frequent rapes occur, and other forms of sexual victimization are sometimes perpetrated by corrections officers within the prisons (Stop Prisoner Rape, 2003).
PRISONER RAPE, STORIES FROM INSIDE: PRISONER RAPE AND THE WAR ON DRUGS 9
In 2009 Holder essentially rejected standards recommended by a bipartisan commission that spent years studying the problem of prisoner rape, claiming that the recommendations--which included limits on cross-gender supervision and the loosening of deadlines for survivors to file formal grievances-would have been too expensive.
They are recognizing that prisoner rape is preventable, and that it's their job to stop it.
Distinguishing it from other participants, the state is responsible for the organizations--prisons and other detention facilities comprising corrections-implicated in the problem of prisoner rape.
Just Detention International (Stop Prisoner Rape, 2007a, 2007b) published survivor testimonies.
He's now president of the human rights group Stop Prisoner Rape and a consultant to the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission.
This much seems clear: incarceration is sexual to a much greater extent than indicated by measures of violent male prisoner rape.
Insiders say prisoner rape is rife among drug dealers in the jail, where murderers, rapists and paedophiles have CD players and colour TVs in their cells.
In the essays on rape, the organization Stop Prisoner Rape is mentioned as a source of information on prisoner rape, but there is no article about its history and struggles inside the prisons, which have led to some victories.
6) Sadly, Stephen Donaldson was unable to witness the fruits of his heroism because, on July 18, 1996, at the age of forty-nine, he passed away from infections complicated by AIDS after he contracted HIV through prisoner rape.