Inmates expose themselves and threaten rape. Male guards let them do it. Credit Credit.
Health care within jails and prisons in the United States is typically insufficient to meet the medical and psychological needs of female inmates. Health services are often of low quality, especially in the areas of reproductive medicine. Mental illness, substance abuse, a trauma history, and sexual victimization while incarcerated can predict a more difficult adjustment to a correctional environment.
News is a nonprofit independent media publication. Your tax-deductible contribution helps support our research, reporting, and analysis. Rodney Smith said the two men who cornered him on his first day in a Louisiana jail a decade ago were big.
A one-time federal correctional officer convicted of sexually abusing female inmates at a Victorville facility has been sentenced to two years in prison. As a supervisor at the correctional facility, Apolonio Gamez was meant to guard and protect the female inmates, but prosecutors say he was a sexual predator who preyed on the women. He must register as a sex offender when he is released from prison.
By Ava Vidal. When you speak about sex in prison a few images come to mind. The most popular being that of a male inmate bending down in the shower to pick up the soap.
Stacy Rojas can still smell the chewing tobacco from the prison guard who spit on them three years ago during an incident in which guards allegedly subjected Rojas and their two cellmates to hours of sexual humiliation, harassment, and physical abuse. Along with their female cellmates who are still inside, Rojas filed a lawsuit over the episode in November The case was referred to Magistrate Judge Jennifer L.
I wrote down some important numbers from my phone and then sat in a room alone for hours, wondering what was going on. Eventually someone offered me some dinner, but I was too nervous to eat. They will strip search you if they have reason to suspect you have drugs, but they don't always bother. If they think you have drugs they will also search your cells, and sometimes make you and your cellmates lie down on the floor with your hands on your heads while they do it.
But neither of those things are true. Harsh prison sex realities mostly revolve around inmates being forced against their will to comply with someone or a group of people or risk injury or death. Most often, this kid has no money and likes to get high; there are many such people in prison, and they tend to burn their bridges early and totally.
Karen White was on remand for multiple rapes and other sexual offences against women when she transferred to New Hall prison, near Wakefield. White admitted to the sexual assault of two inmates when she appeared at Leeds crown court on Thursday to admit to a rape she had committed before she was sent to prison. Frances Crook, the chief executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform, said vulnerable women were being put at risk by a small number of violent men whose primary interest was harming women. Trans rights groups say prisons are already required to scrutinise each request and analyse risks, and argue that transgender prisoners are among the most vulnerable inmates and are let down by the current system.