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In a study published in June 2021 on the Bureau of Justice Statistics’, correctional admin reported 27,826 allegations of sexual victimization in 2018. This was a 14% increase from 2015. Of the 1,673 substantiated incidents of sexual victimization in 2018, about 58% were perpetrated by other inmates and 42% by staff.
From 2016-2018, 3,579 allegations of inmate-on-inmate sexual harassment were substantiated, compared to 2,646 allegations of other types of inmate-on-inmate sexual victimization.
According to a 2012 Justice Department report, more than 200,000 prisoners are sexually abused in the United States every year. Between 2011 and 2012, it was reported that 32 people per 1,000 were sexually abused in jail, 40 people per 1,000 were sexually abused in prison, and 95 youths per 1,000 were sexually abused in juvenile detention facilities.
50,000 State Prisons
27,000 Local Jails
11,000 Federal Prisons
1,400 Youth Incarceration Facilities
131,000 State Prisons
82,000 Local Jails
16,000 Federal Prisons
6,700 Youth Incarceration Facilities
3,600 Involuntary Commitment
Sexual Abuse in Prison
Prison and jail staff rarely face legal consequences for sexual assault, according to the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). With more than 2,500 substantiated incidents of sexual assault in U.S. prisons and jails between 2016 and 2018. The data shows how federal, state, and local officials have ignored their constitutional duty to protect incarcerated people from sexual assault, despite federal laws intended to create zero-tolerance policies for prison rape.
The report also found that half of both inmate-on-inmate and staff-on-inmate incidents occurred in areas not under video surveillance.
The Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics says sexual victimization at state and federal correctional facilities could occur by:
Sexual Victimization by forcing an inmate to engage in non-consensual sex acts.
Sexual Misconduct by engaging in any sex acts with an inmate.
Virtually any kind of sexualized behavior made by staff members toward inmates could qualify as sexual victimization or assault.
Corrections staff includes any:
If you experienced sexual abuse while serving time in a New York or California correctional facility, experienced attorneys are ready to help you hold the abusers and the prison system accountable.
Hundreds of former inmates already have filed lawsuits against corrections officers and staff who abused them.
Regardless of the prison injury, an inmate may be entitled to compensation for violations of their civil rights. If you or your loved one was injured while incarcerated, speak with an attorney to explore your options for justice and compensation.
Lawsuits are currently being filed by abuse victims across the United States. Anyone who is a survivor of sexual abuse committed by another inmate or staff member of the facility may be eligible for significant financial compensation for pain, suffering, therapy, medical treatments, rehabilitation, and lost earnings. Victims who were abused in California and New York need to speak up! If you or a loved one have been sexually abused while in jail, prison, juvenile detention facilities by an inmate or staff member you might be eligible for financial compensation for your pain and suffering. Don’t suffer in silence. Fill out a no-cost claim review to see if you are eligible to receive compensation.
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