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Kentucky pol demands apology after police tweet rape joke during Super Bowl
"Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) on Sunday demanded an apology from the Kentucky State Police after they reportedly tweeted a rape joke from their official account during the Super Bowl.
Kentucky State Police tweeted a gif of a bar of soap hitting the ground, according to the Kentucky Courier Journal, "a crude reference to an inmate making himself vulnerable to anal rape."
"Enjoy watching @Robgronkowski (TE) play but if you drink & drive…your tight-end may end up in jail! #designateddriver," the tweet read, referring to the New England Patriots' tight end. "
The Hill, Februay 4, 2018
Utah one of only two states not complying with federal prison-rape guidelines, DOJ says
"Nineteen states have fully adopted standards under the Prison Rape Elimination Act, or PREA, according to the department's latest compliance list. Another 34 states and U.S. territories have demonstrated they are working toward compliance.
But Utah and Arkansas continue to reject the standards. Several other states — including Idaho, Alaska and Texas — initially rejected PREA but in recent years agreed to move toward compliance.
http://archive.sltrib.com, May 15, 2017
Three correction officers charged for sexually abusing female inmates; one made light of issue on Facebook
" Prosecutors said the two lieutenants and one officer at the Metropolitan Detention Center abused nine women total.
Lt. Eugenio Perez allegedly abused five women starting in 2013. Officer Armando Moronta preyed on three woman and Lt. Carlos Martinez used "physical force and fear to repeatedly rape" one inmate, according to court papers."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, May 25, 2017
Missouri prisoner was repeatedly assaulted while state workers lied about cell checks
"ST. LOUIS — For as long as 10 days, one inmate at a state prison in Farmington sexually and physically abused a cellmate in a manner so severe that his prison term was extended 22 years.
Austin Gallup ultimately pleaded guilty to abusing the St. Louis County man in 2013 in what the victim's attorney calls torture."
http://www.stltoday.com, Jul 12, 2017
Turkish gold trader in Iran sanctions case sodomized cellmate with cucumber, repeatedly raped him: lawsuit
" A Turkish gold trader testifying in a politically charged case over Iran sanctions sodomized his cellmate with a cucumber and repeatedly raped him, a new lawsuit charges.
Reza Zarrab sexually assaulted Faouzi Jaber, who pleaded guilty in July to trafficking guns and drugs to FARC revolutionaries in Colombia, while the two were cellmates at the Metropolitan Correctional Center between November 2016 and March 10, 2017, according to Jaber's suit.
"The parties lived together locked for much of the time in a small cell which became a kind of torture chamber," Jaber's suit filed Thursday in Manhattan Supreme Court states."
NY Daily News, December 7, 2017
Another woman claims she was assaulted by violent Rikers Island inmate while correction officers did nothing
" A second woman has come forward to say a violent and unstable Rikers Island inmate sexually assaulted her as Department of Correction staff turned a blind eye, the Daily News has learned.
Dania Torres, 21, said Alexandria James tortured her sexually and physically abused her for about a month beginning around October.
Torres, who has since been released, said 23-year-old James fixated on her, declaring she was her "girlfriend" and started stalking her around the housing unit before repeatedly molesting and penetrating her."
NY Daily News, August 15, 2017
Former San Bernardino Sheriff's Deputy arrested for having sex with female inmates at Joshua Tree jail
Brian Derryberry, 24, formerly of the San Bernardino Sheriff's Office, became the target of an investigation after authorities discovered he was hooking up with a woman who was incarcerated at the Morongo Jail, according to a sheriff's office press release.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 12, 2016
Transgender inmate paroled early from Georgia prison after suing for hormone therapy, safe environment
A transgender Georgia inmate who sued the state's prison system after being denied hormone therapy and a safe environment has been paroled for the remainder of her 11-year sentence.
Ashley Diamond, 38, was released Monday after serving a little more than three years in a male prison during which she says she was sexually assaulted eight times.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 31, 2015
NY Post Goes With A Rape Joke For Today's Jared Fogle Cover
A few months ago, President Obama implored the media and entertainment outlets to stop making prison rape jokes, due to the fact that rape, in or out of prison, is a horribly insensitive thing to make light of. But not if you're an editor at the NY Post, where they think it's hilarious to advocate prison rape as a suitable punishment for confessed pedophile and former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle.
gothamist.com, August 20, 2015
U.N. Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners
Text of the United Nations' Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners
Feds overhaul Alabama women's prison where staff coerced sex from inmates and organized strip show
" MONTGOMERY, Ala.—An Alabama women's prison will be overhauled after the U.S. Justice Department said officers there coerced inmates into sex, watched them in showers and bathrooms and organized a New Year's Eve strip show.
The Department of Justice on Thursday filed a complaint in federal court summarizing alleged abuses at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, along with an accompanying settlement agreement outlining the steps the state has agreed to take to eliminate the abuses. Vanita Gupta, the Justice Department's top civil rights lawyer, said the agreement could serve as a model for other prisons."
Associated Press, May 28, 2015.
Suit: City allowed Rikers officers to rape and sexually abuse inmates
"The explosive class action filed on Tuesday in federal court details reports of serial rape and sexual abuse by eight corrections officers at the all–female Rose M. Singer Center in the New York City jail complex, including a case where an inmate was dragged into a janitor's closet and another where the inmate became pregnant."
CNN.com, May 22, 2015.
Arizona Worker Safety Agency Reviewing Prison Rape
"PHOENIX (AP)—Arizona's workplace safety agency confirmed Thursday that it has launched a review of the rape of a teacher inside a state prison classroom.
The teacher was alone in the room with no guard nearby when a convicted rapist assaulted her, documents state."
Associated Press, June 26, 2014.
Former guard at Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn imprisoned for sexually abusing inmate
Theodore Raines, 60, who worked as both a counselor and a guard, will serve 16 months in prison for having sex with a female inmate, who claimed she was raped; he argued the sex was consensual
Daily News, March 19, 2014
Federal report finds Alabama prison 'toxic,' female inmates abused
"The Justice Department concluded in a blistering report on Wednesday that female inmates at one Alabama prison live in a toxic environment marked by sex abuse and harassment by corrections staff.
The Department's Civil Rights Division said the Alabama Department of Corrections has repeatedly violated the women's constitutional rights at the Julia Tutwiler Prison."
CNN.com, January 23, 2014.
Transgender man's suit claims Georgia jail ignored rape by corrections officer
Ex-Gwinnett County Deputy Duane Clark was fired and arrested after an investigation into a former inmate's claims of sexual abuse in 2012. His victim alleges the sexual abuse could have easily been prevented.
Daily News, December 23, 2013
FBI scraps long–standing definition of rape to include men as victims
Daily News, January 06, 2012
Prison Rape and the Government
The New York Times Book Review, March 24, 2011
US: Immigration Facilities Should Apply Prison Rape Elimination Act Protections
Letter to US President Barack Obama from Human Rights Watch, February 15, 2011
Sentenced to Abuse
The New York Times, January 14, 2010
Another Carswell Conviction: A Former Guard is Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing a Prisoner
Fort Worth Weekly, February 18, 2004
Prison Rapes 'Routine'
New York Daily News, January 28, 2003
Prison Rapes Spreading Deadly Diseases
United Press International, July 26, 2002
Jail-Rape Trial Set to Begin in Jeffco
The Denver Post, July 25, 2002
L.A. Sheriff's Jail Assistant Convicted Of Inmate Sex Assault
The Associated Press, July 20, 2002
Prison Rape is No Joke
The Washington Post, June 13, 2002
Ex-Guard Indicted In Inmate Assault
Bryan-College Station Eagle, June 5, 2002
7-Up Bubbles Over Prison Rape
Mother Jones News Updates, May 13, 2002
Inmates' Coercion Makes Sex a Currency
The Beacon Journal, March 17, 2002
Guard Charged in Sex Abuse of Inmate
Newsday, January 30, 2002
The Salt Lake Tribune, December 16, 2001
Sex Scandal Breaks at Girls Prison
The Associated Press, June 17, 2001
Youth Board Set to Hear Sex Charges Against Two
The Birmingham News, June 16, 2001
U.S. May Deport Krome Women Who Accused Guards of Sexual Assaults
Sun-Sentinel, June 12, 2001
Sexual Attacks in Texas Prisons Seldom Prosecuted
San Antonio Express-News, May 24, 2001
Boy Raped in Juvenile Center
Orlando Sentinel, May 4, 2001
"Not Part of the Penalty:" Judicial Abdication of Responsibility for Protecting Prisoners from Rape
Judicial commentary from April 19, 2001, by Joanne Mariner, attorney, Find Law columnist, and Deputy Director of HRW–America, describes prison rape, public indifference, and courts' reluctance to prosecute and lack of willingness to hold prison officials accountable
Aftershock of Inmate Rape
Article that accompanied video story by ABC News' World News Tonight, April 17, 2001, regarding the continuing difficulty of inmates who were assaulted in prison
No Escape: Male Rape in U.S. Prisons
Human Rights Watch, April 1, 2001
The Latest Trend in Child Sexual Exploitation: Rape in Adult Prisons
January 25, 2001, report from Joanne Mariner, FindLaw columnist, attorney, and deputy director of the Americas division of Human Rights Watch, regarding juveniles sentenced to adult penal institutions, and their increased vulnerability to sexual assault and exploitation as a result
Paying for Time
Series of articles from the Albuquerque Journal, January 2001, documenting abuses within New Mexico jails.
No Escape: Male Rape in U.S. Prisons
Special 2001 Report from Human Rights Watch regarding sexual assaults/rapes in U.S. male correctional facilities. Includes the scope of the problem, statistics, prisoners' stories, and resource links.
Nowhere to Hide: Retaliation Against Women in Michigan State Prisons
Report from Human Rights Watch, July 1998, regarding retaliation against female prisoners who report sexual assaults by guards.
The Life-Style Violent Juvenile
Information on obtaining the CD version of Andrew Vachss' 1979 textbook with plans for total reform of incarceration and treatment modalities in maximum-security juvenile facilities.
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COMMENTARY and OPINION
Rape in Prison
The New York Times Op-Ed Page, April 22, 2001
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Human Rights Watch
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th floor
New York, NY 10118-3299 USA
Phone: (212) 290-4700
Human Rights Watch's Prison Project documents abuses, including prisoner rape, in U.S. correctional facilities and worldwide.
National Center for Victims of Crime
2000 M Street NW, Suite 480
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: (202) 467-8700
TTY Toll-free: 1-800-211-7996
Toll-free Helpline: 1-800-FYI-CALL
National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization
5505 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20015-2601
This organization is committed through research, education, advocacy, and activism to the prevention, treatment and elimination of all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men.
Stop Prisoner Rape
3325 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 340
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: (213) 384-1400
Stop Prisoner Rape is a national 501(c)(3) human rights organization that works to end sexual violence against men, women, and youth in all forms of detention.
Survivors of Sexual Abuse Behind Bars
3325 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 340
Los Angeles, CA 90010
1900 L St., NW, Suite 601
Washington, DC 20036
The Resource Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse Behind Bars is a unique State–By–State guide to legal and psychological counseling resources for survivors who are still incarcerated, those who have been released, and loved ones on the outside who are searching for ways to help.
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