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No Escape: Male Rape in US Prisons

In late April 2001, Human Rights Watch released a much-publicized report on male rape in US prisons. Featured in the New York Times and on Nightline, the 378-page report is the result of three years of research to "expose the problem of male rape in U.S. prisons." "It is based on information from over 200 prisoners spread among thirty-four states . . . as well as an exhaustive survey of state prison authorities." The report charges that indifference and even feigned ignorance on the part of prison authorities are responsible for the widespread existence of male prisoner-on-prisoner violence in US prisons. The address above gives users access to the full report, video clips documenting the problem, and prisoners' own case histories and statements. The report paints a disturbing picture of a fundamental abuse of human rights rampant in the American penal system.
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No Escape: Male Rape in United States Prisons
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2003-04-07 15:25:38
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