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Hitting Bottom: Incarcerated Women in the Prison Power Hierarchy

This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post blog.

A prison can’t function without its pecking order. Call it what you will, chain of command, hierarchy, rank, it all comes down to power. 830 more words

Criminal Justice

Why Americans Don't Care About Prison Rape

From The Nation

In June of 2012, the New York Times “Room for Debate” feature considered whether or not convicted youth offenders should be treated differently than adult convicts in the penal system. 2,622 more words

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AlterNet – Rape of teens in adult prisons is so common, the state made a video on how to avoid it. 98 more words

Sexism

The Slow Movement to End Prison Sexual Crime

By Maurice Chammah

The Marshall Project

In 2003, Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act, now usually known as PREA. It was intended to make experiences like his far less likely. 776 more words

LAW

Montana State Prison Has One Of The Highest Rates Of Rapes And Sexual Assaults Nationwide

According to the Great Falls Tribune,  by Matt Volz:

A nationwide survey of prisoners found Montana State Prison has one of the highest rates… 734 more words

Montana Department Of Corrections

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

Transgender

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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