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Prison Rape as an LGBTQ Issue

When most people think of the key LGBTQ rights issues of our time, they think of marriage equality, hate crimes, employment and housing discrimination, bullying in schools, and inclusion in the armed forces. 711 more words


A look at the problem of rape in US prisons

(AP) Inmate advocates worry that a proposal to reduce the financial penalties for states that don’t comply with a 2003 federal law aimed at eliminating rape behind bars will severely damage it. 584 more words

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Inmate advocates worry about prison-rape law's fate

When Jan Lastocy was repeatedly raped by a Michigan state prison guard, she felt she’d become invisible. There was no rape crisis center hotline. She’d been warned that inmates were never believed over guards. 993 more words


Concerns rise over US anti-prison rape law's fate

When Congress passed a law in 2003 aimed at ending sexual assault in U.S. prisons, jails and juvenile detention centers, survivors like Jan Lastocy were hopeful that it would help solve the long-ignored problem. 879 more words


Beyond Scared Straight

My name is Rudy and i’ve seeked interest in a television show named Beyond Scared Straight.┬áNo this isn’t a show where they scare gay people straight, this is a show where they get trouble teens that are smoking pot, joining gangs, dealing crack you name it and scare them. 279 more words

"Feminists lie about rape because it's a badge of honor," and other insights from the upside-down world of Men's Rights Redditors

You know how, in The Poseidon Adventure, the giant cruise ship gets flipped over by a huge wave and the passengers have to make their way through the upside-down ship to the bottom of the hull, which is now the top, in order to survive? 61 more words


Send a Holiday message to a survivor of prison rape

I was reading Gawker today and I found out about this wonderful program from Just Detention International – Words of Hope – that enables you to send some Holiday cheer to a survivor of prison rape. 108 more words