SURVIVOR TESTIMONY

I am an inmate that is the victim of a sexual assault. In November 2005 I was taking a shower one evening when the curtain was opened. Standing outside of my shower stall were two inmates…The first inmate pushed me back and told me to shut up. He then said I had two choices. Either I bend over and act like a bitch or they would beat me down and make me one anyways. So I [bent over]. He then proceeded to rape me. He and the other inmate took turns for what seemed like an eternity. I now have night terrors. I lied to get into [protective custody] because I was afraid they would find out I told. I need help. I am a mental wreck. I am afraid of my own shadow.

-Patrick, Arizona

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