Let’s state the facts- rape is rape. It doesn’t matter who a person is, what they’ve done, how they’re dressed, or the position in society. Taking sexual advantage of another human being is a crime. And a heinous crime, at that.
Sadly, there always seems to be a steady supply of victims with little or no recourse.
Take the inmates at Alabama’s Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women. This facility, built to house 400 but now holding 956, is currently being investigated by the Department of Justice. Why? Last year, the Equal Justice Initiative filed a complaint on behalf of dozens of women who have been raped and assaulted by the prison staff.
So far, six employees have been convicted of these crimes.
However, the majority of sexual offenders never see a day behind bars. Only five percent of rapists are ever convicted of their crimes, and only sixty percent of those convicted ever serve time.
So if six men have been convicted of committing rape at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women, how many more are complicit? How many more have spent their days, allegedly working for the public, abusing the women behind bars?
How many other prisoners across this country have yet to come forward?
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