The Rape Problem You’re Not Hearing About

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LaDona Poore was 17 when she arrived at Tulsa County Jail. As a juvenile offender, she was separated from the other inmates. That meant she didn’t have a bunkmate, and her unit was often staffed with just one correctional officer, making it easy for the adult male prison guard to slip into her cell unnoticed. At first, she said, the guard only fondled her, but it quickly progressed to demands of oral and then rough sex. If she told anyone, she’d “be in trouble.”

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