- Prison rape
Prison rape commonly refers to the
rapeof inmates in prisonby other inmates or prison staff.
Human Rights Watch, at least 140,000 inmates are raped in the US each year, [cite web
url = http://www.hrw.org/reports/2001/prison/report.html
title = No Escape - Male Rape in U.S. Prisons
accessdate = 2007-11-30
last = Mariner
first = Joanne
year = 2001
Human Rights Watch
pages = [http://www.hrw.org/reports/2001/prison/report1.html I. Summary and Recommendations] ] and there is a significant variation in the rates of prison rape by race.
Stop Prisoner Rape, Inc.statistics indicate that there are more men raped in U.S. prisons than non-incarcerated women similarly assaulted. They estimate that young men are five times more likely to be attacked; and that the prison rape victims are ten times more likely to contract a deadly disease.
According to the study conducted by the
United States Department of Justicefor the year 2006, there were 2,205 allegations of inmate-on-inmate nonconsensual sexual acts reported, total, in the U.S. prison system. 262 of the allegations were substantiated. [ [http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/pdf/svrca06.pdf Sexual Violence Reported by Correctional Authorities, 2006 ] ]
Prison rape has become a staple of comedy or drama in films and television. Films such as "
Office Space", " Half Baked", and " Let's Go to Prison" have used it as a darkly humorous topic, while prison drama "Oz" contained multiple scenes of rape.
Types of rape
* [http://www.spr.org/ Stop Prisoner Rape] Organization campaigning against prison rape
* [http://www.ansarburney.org/news/n6.html Mother raped in prison, son born there and imprisoned till the age of 40]
* [http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-op-klein30mar30,0,2695376.story LA Times coverage]
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