DOJ releases first report on prison rape and abuse

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice released its first report on prison rape [full text] on Sunday in accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 [Wikipedia backgrounder; DOJ backgrounder], but admitted that most incidents were probably never reported and their numbers ould not reliably be estimated. The report says [official press release] that authorities verified almost 2,100 cases of sexual violence out of more than 8,000 reported cases. Reuters has more.

 

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