Nearly 5 Percent of Prison Inmates Reported Sexual Victimization

Approximately 88,500 inmates incarcerated in the United States reported being the victim of one or more sexually based offenses in 2008 and 2009. 24,000 of these reports came from local jails, and 64,500 from prisons. The Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics announced these results after a survey they conducted. They were prompted to administer […]

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