Department of Justice says that 1 out of 10 state prisoners are sexually abused while in prison

Posted by Joseph F. Sullivan | May 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

In a troubling study conducted by the Department of Justice, it was found that 1 out of every 10 state prisoners are sexually abused – or 9.6% of the entire state jail population. What makes the sexual abuse even worse is that a great majority of the incidents involved physical restraint. As a result of this alarming statistic, the Department of Justice is establishing a program that will detect and respond to these claims.

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Joseph F. Sullivan

Born in Jamaica, Queens to working class parents, Joseph Sullivan became the second member of his family to attend college and the first to obtain an advanced degree. He graduated cum laude from Temple University School of Law. While there, he was a writer and editor of the Temple Law Review. ...


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