The Federal Bureau of Prisons has a zero tolerance policy against sexual abuse and is committed to respecting and protecting the rights of its incarcerated population. An incarcerated individual has the right against being pressured by anyone to engage in sexual acts and does not have to tolerate sexually abusive behavior or pressure to engage in unwanted sexual behavior from another inmate or staff member. Inmates are encouraged to immediately report allegations of sexually abusive behavior to a staff member they trust, the Office of Inspector General, or via the Administrative Remedy process. All allegations, including third-party reports, are confidential and will be thoroughly investigated. Third-party allegations on behalf of an inmate can be initiated by contacting the local institution's PREA Compliance Manager, or by writing to one of the following addresses, depending on the type of allegation:. To initiate an investigation, please provide information about the incident s including: the dates, times, and locations where each incident took place; names of the inmates, staff, or others who were involved; and their identifying information.
Powerless in Prison: Sexual Abuse Against Incarcerated Women
Sexual Abuse of Women in U.S. State Prisons | Human Rights Watch
The guard tower at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. This project was conducted with generous support from the Fund for Investigative Journalism. He proposed to me! Hyman and the other inmates jumped up from their tables to rush over to the couple and congratulate them but sank back into their seats when the correctional officers guarding the room began yelling at them.
The sexual harassment began in , Paula Purdy says, shortly after she started work as a corrections officer at the Denver County Jail. Colleagues made demeaning comments about her body. One male captain made her so uncomfortable she avoided him. But the worst abuse came from inmates, who would make sexual remarks and masturbate at her as she did rounds in their housing areas.
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