Prison Rape is no secret in today’s society. The American media has portrayed prison rape as a joke (Don’t drop the soap) in countless films, television shows, and in music, but have not realized the extent of how dangerous this crime is. Some cops even use this method as a means to get a confession from a suspect. A major obstacle in solving Prison rape is the notorious under-reporting of the crime. Only 16 percent of prison rape victims report their victimization. Reasons for under reporting are fear of consequences, shame, guilt, embarrassment, and refuse to relive painful details. This paper explores prison rape and its psychological and physical harm to not only inmates, but to society as well. It also discusses recent efforts to put a stop to prison rape, such as the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 and The National Prison Rape Elimination Commission (NPREC) as well as organizations such as Just Detention International (JDI). Prison Rape is known as sexual intercourse through use of force, intimidation, and threats within prisons. Overcrowding and insufficient staffing are key contributors to prison rape. Most targets of prison sexual assault are young, small, non-violent, first-time offenders. A study of four mid-western states found that 1 in 5 inmates experience some form of pressure or coerced sexual contact while incarcerated. In most cases inmates sexually abuse other inmates. There are also less common cases where correction officers abuse inmates. Americans today tend to believe that this is much more prevalent in female prisons, however there is evidence that women are indeed raped by other female inmates as well and it can cause long term injuries. In a study pertaining to three Mid-western female prisons, 27 percent of the inmate population confessed to being sexually coerced. Although it is no secret male correction officers are sexually abusing female inmates, little to nothing has been done to reduce the male officer rate in female
Rape can be an upsetting, complicated and even taboo topic, but it is a heinous crime that should never be ignored. Rape is a hard subject to talk about, and it’s even more difficult when it happens within the prison system. It’s easy to say that prisoners deserve to pay for their crimes, but prison rape goes beyond punishment and forces many people to question what rights human beings deserve. Prison rape perpetuates a detrimental and dangerous cycle that affects both its victims and the general….
This is my position that covers the highlights of the report Prison Rape: A Critical
Review of the Literature, which analyzes obstacles and problems that must be overcome
to effectively measure sexual assault at the facility level. Each bold heading in this
summary refers to the same bold heading contained in the larger report.
Federal Legislation. The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 calls for research and
policy changes to minimize sexual victimization of….
Running Head: Prison Rape: A Second Sentence
Eliminating Prison Rape
La Ron Whiteside
Upper Iowa University
ID 49814_01 Senior Project
November 8, 2009
In the paper the author will address the problems that the prison systems are having with new inmates in the male prisons that are being sexually assaulted within days of their arrival. Also the author will discuss the trauma that the raped inmates go through. The inmates that are likely to be assaulted are young, small, white….
I have conducting a few informal investigations to include but not limited to. Investigating allegation of staff misconduct and volitions of the Prison Rape Elimination Act. That was submitted to the Inspector General office for a formal investigation. I conducted investigation in which an officer was neglecting to perform his duties, was insubordinate to supervisors and was over friendly with inmates. My investigation included viewing video surveillance, talking to other supervisors and interviewing….
Prison Rape in Texas: Analyzing PREA
Prison Rape in Texas: Analyzing PREA
In 2003, the Bush Administration signed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA, P.L. 108-79), the purpose of which is to address the increasing problem of sexual abuse within U.S. correctional facilities. The Act is applicable to all public and private institutions as well as community-based agencies housing adults or juveniles. In accordance with PREA protections, the U.S. Department of….
legislative response to prison rape. The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 also known as PREA was passed unanimously by the House of Representatives and the Senate. The Prison Rape Elimination Act established a "zero-tolerance standard" for prison rape and mandated that the U.S. Department of Justice "make the prevention of prison rape a top priority in each prison system.” One of the main goals of PREA is to increase the data and information on the incidence of prison rape to help improve management….
after they suspected this drug activity at the airport one of the previous times, and the Thailand police contacted the Australian police about it and wanted them to keep a close eye on him, so they did and then put him and his accomplice in a Bangkok prison, at first he got “life”.He spent most of his time in Bang Kwang, but anywhere he went the guards beat the prisoners, sometimes to death, and they had to wear chains around their ankles. There was a riot one time when this person in Building Four (one….
Rape - Breaking the silence and act ...
The figures speak for themselves ... The situation is alarming. Every day, 903 rapes, about 330,000 each year, taking place in the world.
In Mauritius, according to the latest statistics, 466 cases of sexual assault were reported in 2011, 58 cases of rape and 55 of sodomy. However, the taboo still exists around this crime. Worse, most victims remain silent.
The world is still in shock after the rape of an Indian student last December in New Delhi. The….
why do people commit rape, the characteristics of who are rapists, where and when is rape most likely to occur, and what is the prognosis of victims who have been raped. I learned that Rape and sexual assault are NOT about sexual attraction and gratification, and that they are all about control and domination. Rape and sexual assault are two of the most underreported crimes in our society. Estimates show that between 50–90% of rapes go unreported. Factoring unreported rapes together with the odds….
with the number 4, stand up. Each of you standing will be raped; statistics show that one in six will be sexually assaulted within their life time. According to the U.S Bureau of Justice Statistics, one of you will be a male (as shown by ___)*: 9% of rape victims are male, while the other 91% remain female. And every two minutes, another person is assaulted; not….