Blogging for The New York Review of Books today:
"Prison Rape: Eric Holder's Unfinished Business"
Lovisa Stannow and David Kaiser
A new report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) provides grim reaffirmation of something we already knew: sexual violence is epidemic within our country's prisons and jails. According to the report, 64,500 of the inmates who were in a state or federal prison on the day the latest BJS survey was administered had been sexually abused at their current facility within the previous year, as had 24,000 of those who were in a county jail that day -- a total of 88,500 people.
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