It sucks to be a convict. A new study by the Justice Department says that 1 out of 10 inmates are sexually abused while they’re locked up... a rate that’s doubled over the last four years.
This isn’t inmate on inmate rape... 7 out of 8 incidents are guards or staff raping inmates of the opposite sex. 75% of the time it was female staff or guards assaulting male inmates. Aside from cuts and bruises these attacks resulted in internal injuries, stab wounds and broken bones 29% of the time. The study showed that female convicts were three times as likely to be victims.
In response to the study, the Justice Department is establishing new rules to prevent, detect and respond to prison rape. Your best bet to avoid being raped in prison is to stay out of prison.