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30 augustus 2010

VS: meer dan 1 op de 5 gevangenen wordt verkracht

By Cliff Schecter, Open Left, August 27, 2010

One in five prisoners are raped on their first day in prison. Let me repeat that. One in five are raped on their very first day of incarceration. And that doesn’t even begin to tell the whole story of prison rape. For example, contrary to popular myth, more prisoners reported sexual assaults involving prison staff (2.8 percent) than other inmates (2.1 percent). And women are more likely to be victimized than men.
Theses are only some of the findings of a newly released study by the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reports that 88,500 adults held in U.S. prisons and jails are sexually abused each year.

Latere toevoeging:

The Unbelievable Brutality Unleashed on Kids in For-Profit Prisons
Door Booth Gunter, Southern Poverty Law Center / Alternet, 8 mei 2012

Privatization of the youth prison industry handed soaring profits to GEO, but a history of brutal injustice to its incarcerated youth and their families.

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