Sexual assault in prison is a hot-button issue. Vulnerable populations such as LGBT prisoners, sex offenders and younger prisoners tend to face an increased risk of being assaulted. While such prisoners will have to contend with verbal sexual jabs and solicitations, forcible rape is actually an unusual occurrence. Jun 20, 2018 · One of the prisoners, a man I’ll call Thomas, has been sexually assaulted numerous times by other prisoners. After one especially brutal attack, he tried to file a report with a prison officer.Author: Lovisa Stannow.
21% say they’ve been assaulted by prison staff. Sexual Assault Behind Bars Officials reported fewer than 8,800 incidents of rape and other sexual victimization in all American prisons and jails. May 10, 2019 · The prisoner who is the subject of the allegations currently has no contact with any other prisoners while the investigation takes place,” Prison Director Deborah Alleyne stated. Similarly, in the United Kingdom, biologically male inmates Karen White and Jessica Winfield were accused of sexually attacking women after they were placed in women’s prisons.Author: Diana Shaw.
The sad fact is that the stories are true. Incarcerated sex offenders have a rough time in prison. At the higher security levels (e.g., high and medium security federal prisons), they tend to be harassed, attacked, and brutalized. A gang of inmates violently attacks a lone prisoner in the shower, sticking a knife to his throat and ripping his clothes off. "Don't make a sound or you're dead," they warn him. Then they rape him, one after another. This is what people outside of prison tend to picture when they think of prisoner-on-prisoner rape.