Sunday, April 02, 2006

Prisons crack down on inmate rape

Montgomery Advertiser

Soon, Alabama's drab prison walls will be speckled with a series of bold posters intended to crush the taboo of inmate rape. Prisoners will be handed pamphlets that tell them they don't have to put up with sexual abuse. Corrections officers will undergo mandatory training on how to help victims behind bars.

A prisoner "has the right to do his time and feel safe," said Randy Yarbrough, director of investigations and intelligence for the Alabama Department of Corrections. "If he has nothing else, he has that."

I am glad to see this. It has only been about three years ago that Alabama passed a law making it illegal for male corrections officers to rape female inmates. It was LEGAL up until that time because inmates are property of the state.

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