Title

The Rape Victims Silenced By Their Prison Cells

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

7-16-2016

Abstract

A prison chaplain who admitted to sexually assaulting three inmates may spend less than a year behind bars. Why don’t we seem to care?

When Leticia Villarreal, 42, began her prison sentence at McPherson Unit, a women’s facility in Arkansas, she throbbed with anger and pain. She was an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. She didn’t speak English. No one visited, no one called. She deeply missed her children. She was, for the first time in her life, utterly alone.

Source Publication

BuzzFeed, Inc.'s HuffPost Women

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