Alisha, Kentucky
At the age of 22, Alisha was sent to prison in Kentucky where she was abused for months by a corrections officer. Despite her fears, she reported the abuse, and was raped by two other corrections officers in retaliation for speaking out. Read Alisha's story »

Pedro, Wisconsin
Pedro, who has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, was raped by his cellmate after being transferred to a new housing unit. Pedro was devastated, but with support from JDI, he is beginning to heal. Read Pedro’s letter to other people who have lived through this abuse. Read Pedro's story »

Christopher, Texas
Christopher is a prisoner in a Texas state prison who has been sexually assaulted multiple times. He has often been forced to seek protection from one perpetrator in order to avoid further assaults. Read Christopher's story »

Ivory, Texas
While working as a porter at a Texas state prison, Ivory was repeatedly sexually assaulted by a female corrections officer. He attempted to report the abuse, but was told that there was nothing that could be done since she was an officer and he was an inmate. Read Ivory's story »

Loretta, Virginia
While detained at the Rappahannock Regional Jail, a male corrections officer sexually abused Loretta over a period of months. She reported the abuse, which led to the officer's conviction on sexual misconduct charges. Consequently, staff and inmates have retaliated against her. Read Loretta's story »

Policarpio, California
A member of correctional medical staff sexually abused Policarpio at Kern Valley State Prison in California. The abuse caused him to develop depression and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, but the administration has denied him treatment. Read Policarpio's story »

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