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Sexual Assault in Prisons

One in eight (12%) minors  in juvenile detention facilities were sexually assaulted in 2008-2009 (p. 3, Table 1). Of 3,220 assaults, 2,730 incidents (84%) were committed by a member of the facility’s staff (p. 3, Table 1).  Perhaps even worse is the fact that the Department of Justice says that “violent sexual assault in juvenile … Continue reading