Prison Rape S.O.P.

12 Feb
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Plagiarized in full from Ezra:

I've written about this before. Here's a first-person account:

When I first came to prison, I had no idea what to expect. Certainly none of this. I'm a tall white male, who unfortunately has a small amount of feminine characteristics. And very shy. These characteristics have got me raped so many times I have no more  feelings physically. I have been raped by up to 5 black men and two white men at a time. I've had knifes at my head and throat. I had fought and been beat so hard that I didn't ever think I'd see straight again. One time when I refused to enter a cell, I was brutally attacked by staff and taken to segragation though I had only wanted to prevent the same and worse by not locking up with my cell mate. There is no supervision after lockdown. I was given a conduct report. I explained to the hearing officer what the issue was. He told me that off the record, He suggests I find a man I would/could willingly have sex with to prevent these things from happening. I've requested protective custody only to be denied. It is not available here. He also said there was no where to run to, and it would be best for me to accept things . . . . I probably have AIDS now. I have great difficulty raising food to my mouth from shaking after nightmares or thinking to hard on all this . . . . I've laid down without physical fight to be sodomized. To prevent so much damage in struggles, ripping and tearing. Though in not fighting, it caused my heart and spirit to be raped as well. Something I don't know if I'll ever forgive myself for.

The crime this man committed for us to throw him into a jail where we know he'll be brutally assaulted, raped, and possibly contract a terminal immune system disease? Drinking and driving.

We spend a fair amount of time talking about detainee treatment and Guantanamo. But there is no greater, or more common, human rights abuses in America than those occurring in our overcrowded, constantly expanding, jails.

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I'm with you on this with two exceptions.  The first is that drinking and driving issuch a deliberately reckless act, with such little thought concerning the safety of others, to my mind it's the equivalent of attempted murder.  You bring it up as an example as thought he were caught shoplifting a pack of gum.  I'm not saying he deserved to be raped for it, but these guys didn't jump out of an alley as he was walking down the street, he was in prison because he committed a crime.  Let's not talk about him like he's some sort of saint.

The second is that this guy is quite possibly not telling the whole truth.  I've spoken to 5 different people who have been in prison, and the consensus is that the atmosphere is more one of depression than of brutal hostility between prisoners.  Usually the people who are victims of this sort of thing have big mouths and end up pissing someone off.  Maybe it's different where this guy is and maybe these 4 people were just lucky (or not wanting to admit that they had been raped), but I'm inclined to believe that there's more to this story than what this guy is telling, or possibly less.