The new Bureau of Justice Statistics report documented more than 8, allegations of prisoner sexual victimization between and , which they say is an 11 percent increase over the number of allegations documented in a report covering The study found 49 percent of the unwanted sexual misconduct or harassment involved prison staff as perpetrators, in acts ranging from verbal sexual harassment to the most serious nonconsensual sexual penetration. Allen Beck, a Justice Department statistician and the study's co-author told ABC News the increased reporting may not necessarily a reflection of an actual increase in the incidence of sexual victimization, but could in part be attributed to the Prison Rape Elimination Act , which is being implemented across the country after final regulations for the act were issued in May The Act forces prisons to comply with standards geared toward reducing the incidence of rape and sexual victimization, a key component being the provision of multiple channels for inmates to report abuse, including the option to contact an outside entity.
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A transgender woman who claims she was abused while confined in four different men's prisons for more than 17 months will be transferred to a New Jersey women's prison, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey announced Thursday. The transfer of Sonia Doe, as she's referred to in court documents, is the latest step in ongoing litigation that could have major implications for how transgender inmates are treated in correctional facilities, according to the civil rights group. In the suit, seen by NBC News, she alleged the NJDOC consistently misgendered her, denied her female commissary items and left her without adequate protection to deal with rampant sexual harassment from other inmates and officers. She was receiving doses of estrogen and testosterone-blocking medication regularly while in prison. While at CRAF, Doe alleges that the doctor cut her testosterone-blocking medication in half, thereby causing her to grow facial hair and exacerbating her gender dysphoria.
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Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. Please give now to support our work. Berlin — Men in Uzbekistan who engage in consensual same-sex sexual conduct face arbitrary detention, prosecution, and imprisonment as well as homophobia, threats, and extortion, Human Rights Watch said today.
Certain prisoners are targeted for sexual assault the moment they enter a penal facility: their age, looks, sexual orientation, and other characteristics mark them as candidates for abuse. A clear example is that of Dee Farmer, a young preoperative transsexual with "overtly feminine characteristics" who was placed in regular housing in a maximum-security federal prison. Supreme Court--arguing that as a transsexual she was extremely likely to face sexual assault in prison.