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State Moves To Address Prison Rapes

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The number of substantiated cases of sexual abuse inside Connecticut’s prisons and halfway houses rose from two in 2013 to 14 last year, something state officials and victims’ advocates say is actually a good thing. 105 more words


Some thoughts on prison rape and rape culture

The New York Times wrote this compelling, in-depth piece on prison rape and how some are fighting to reform the violent landscape behind prison bars. And it raises some interesting things we should think about as a culture and society, if we are to change the attitude towards rape. 613 more words

Rape Culture

What about prison rape?

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Very often in discussions about rape, we only talk about rape of women and girls. Which of course is a severe issue and needs to be addressed when talking about rape. 189 more words


Women Raping Women And The Frightening Ubiquity Of Rape

A woman I used to know told me–in the course of recounting her political journey from timid, sheltered suburban dweller to a passionate feminist and advocate for abortion rights–that she had been raped twice. 567 more words


@GeoMallinckrodt continues battle for Florida prison reform ...

April 21, 2015

Concerns and Solutions Regarding Sexual Abuse Investigations in the Florida Department of Corrections

George’s Note: I sent this off to key Senators in the Criminal Justice Committee and Representatives in the Criminal Justice Subcommittee, Judiciary Committee, and Justice Appropriations Subcommittee. 432 more words

CHANDRA BOZELKO: Why We Let Prison Rape Go On

New York Times: ORANGE, Conn. — IT’S been called “America’s most ‘open’ secret”: According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, around 80,000 women and men a year are sexually abused in American correctional facilities. 147 more words