Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Prison Rape - Fantasy vs. Reality

Though it might be the stuff of a hot adult video, the reality of prison rape is not. Every year over 60,000 inmates are sexually abused while in prison. This startling figure comes from the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission whose report was issued yesterday.

According to the survey 4.5% of all inmates interviewed were raped in the past 12 months. Also surprisingly, more of those rapes were not by other prisoners, but staff of the prison.

The report points to oversight of staff and inmates as a deterring factor. Some facilities report virtually no problems while others seem to be hotbeds of abuse. Jails got a much better report and had fewer rapes than prisons.

I am assuming this report only is referring to rape and abuse, since consensual sex among prisoners is not addressed. It's an eye opener.

1 comment:

tbrough said...


Hardy, if you could post this somehwere and help spread the word?

PS, please subscribe to my blog (G). Are you on LiveJournal by any chance?