Inmate Tells Her Story of Sexual Abuse by San Joaquin Deputy
As sex abuse charges spread across the country, a quiet epidemic has been surging in U.S. prisons and jails for years. While high-profile sexual abuse charges make headlines across the country, a quiet epidemic has been surging in America’s prisons and jails for years. According to recently released numbers from the Department of Justice, the rate of sexual abuse reports by inmates tripled in just four years. More than half of those incidents involve allegations of staff victimizing inmates. And while women make up just 7 percent of the U.S. prison population, they are victims in a third of the cases that are substantiated.
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Smith, Brenda V.; Nguyen, Vicky; Cervantes, Sandra; Campos, Robert; and Villarreal, Mark, "Inmate Tells Her Story of Sexual Abuse by San Joaquin Deputy" (2018). Popular Media. 295.