PRISON RAPE RESOURCES

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These are Prison Rape Resources.
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Acquaintance/Date Rape || Drug-Facilitated Rape || "Rape Culture" || Sexual Harassment || Sexual Assualt


ARTICLES/INFORMATION/RESEARCH
(click here for Organizations/Agencies)

U.N. Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners
Text of the United Nations' Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners

Former guard at Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn imprisoned for sexually abusing inmate
Theodore Raines, 60, who worked as both a counselor and a guard, will serve 16 months in prison for having sex with a female inmate, who claimed she was raped; he argued the sex was consensual
Daily News, March 19, 2014

Transgender man's suit claims Georgia jail ignored rape by corrections officer
Ex-Gwinnett County Deputy Duane Clark was fired and arrested after an investigation into a former inmate's claims of sexual abuse in 2012. His victim alleges the sexual abuse could have easily been prevented.
Daily News, December 23, 2013

FBI scraps long-standing definition of rape to include men as victims
Daily News, January 06, 2012

Prison Rape and the Government
The New York Times Book Review, March 24, 2011

US: Immigration Facilities Should Apply Prison Rape Elimination Act Protections
Letter to US President Barack Obama from Human Rights Watch, February 15, 2011

Sentenced to Abuse
The New York Times, January 14, 2010

Another Carswell Conviction: A Former Guard is Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing a Prisoner
Fort Worth Weekly, February 18, 2004

Prison Rapes 'Routine'
New York Daily News, January 28, 2003

Prison Rapes Spreading Deadly Diseases
United Press International, July 26, 2002

Jail-Rape Trial Set to Begin in Jeffco
The Denver Post, July 25, 2002

L.A. Sheriff's Jail Assistant Convicted Of Inmate Sex Assault
The Associated Press, July 20, 2002

Prison Rape is No Joke
The Washington Post, June 13, 2002

Ex-Guard Indicted In Inmate Assault
Bryan-College Station Eagle, June 5, 2002

7-Up Bubbles Over Prison Rape
Mother Jones News Updates, May 13, 2002

Inmates' Coercion Makes Sex a Currency
The Beacon Journal, March 17, 2002

Guard Charged in Sex Abuse of Inmate
Newsday, January 30, 2002

Inmate Rape
The Salt Lake Tribune, December 16, 2001

Sex Scandal Breaks at Girls Prison
The Associated Press, June 17, 2001

Youth Board Set to Hear Sex Charges Against Two
The Birmingham News, June 16, 2001

U.S. May Deport Krome Women Who Accused Guards of Sexual Assaults
Sun-Sentinel, June 12, 2001

Sexual Attacks in Texas Prisons Seldom Prosecuted
San Antonio Express-News, May 24, 2001

Boy Raped in Juvenile Center
Orlando Sentinel, May 4, 2001

"Not Part of the Penalty:" Judicial Abdication of Responsibility for Protecting Prisoners from Rape
Judicial commentary from April 19, 2001, by Joanne Mariner, attorney, Find Law columnist, and Deputy Director of HRW-America, describes prison rape, public indifference, and courts' reluctance to prosecute and lack of willingness to hold prison officials accountable

Aftershock of Inmate Rape
Article that accompanied video story by ABC News' World News Tonight, April 17, 2001, regarding the continuing difficulty of inmates who were assaulted in prison

No Escape: Male Rape in U.S. Prisons
Human Rights Watch, April 1, 2001

The Latest Trend in Child Sexual Exploitation: Rape in Adult Prisons
January 25, 2001, report from Joanne Mariner, FindLaw columnist, attorney, and deputy director of the Americas division of Human Rights Watch, regarding juveniles sentenced to adult penal institutions, and their increased vulnerability to sexual assault and exploitation as a result

Paying for Time
[http://www.abqjournal.com/news/jails/]
Series of articles from the Albuquerque Journal, January 2001, documenting abuses within New Mexico jails.

No Escape: Male Rape in U.S. Prisons
Special 2001 Report from Human Rights Watch regarding sexual assaults/rapes in U.S. male correctional facilities. Includes the scope of the problem, statistics, prisoners' stories, and resource links.

Nowhere to Hide: Retaliation Against Women in Michigan State Prisons
Report from Human Rights Watch, July 1998, regarding retaliation against female prisoners who report sexual assaults by guards.

The Life-Style Violent Juvenile
Information on obtaining the CD version of Andrew Vachss' 1979 textbook with plans for total reform of incarceration and treatment modalities in maximum-security juvenile facilities.

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COMMENTARY and OPINION

Rape in Prison
The New York Times Op-Ed Page, April 22, 2001

Sexual Assault in Prison: the Numbers are Far from Funny
The Touchstone, November/December 1999.

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ORGANIZATIONS/AGENCIES
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Amnesty International USA: Rights for All
322 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 807-8400
www.rightsforall.amnesty.org
Amnesty International USA's "Rights for All" campaign includes action on prison reform, including reducing the incidence of rape and sexual assaults on both male and female prisoners throughout the U.S.

Human Rights Watch
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th floor
New York, NY 10118-3299 USA
Phone: (212) 290-4700
www.hrw.org/prisons/
Human Rights Watch's Prison Project documents abuses, including prisoner rape, in U.S. correctional facilities and worldwide.

National Center for Victims of Crime
2000 M Street NW, Suite 480
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: (202) 467-8700
TTY Toll-free: 1-800-211-7996
Toll-free Helpline: 1-800-FYI-CALL
www.ncvc.org

National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization
PMB 103
5505 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20015-2601
Toll-free: 1-800-738-4181
www.malesurvivor.org
This organization is committed through research, education, advocacy, and activism to the prevention, treatment and elimination of all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men.

Stop Prisoner Rape
3325 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 340
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: (213) 384-1400
www.spr.org
Stop Prisoner Rape is a national 501(c)(3) human rights organization that works to end sexual violence against men, women, and youth in all forms of detention.

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