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Why Showering in Prison Is Hell
“Step by step, I shuffle forward amid the mass of bodies, waiting to get inside.”
November 1, 2018
I Got A Life Sentence At 17. Then I Was Raped In Prison.
Even though my son was conceived in the most traumatic possible way, his birth was my saving grace.
July 25, 2018
Prison Rape Allegations Are on the Rise
But the accusations are still rarely found to be true.
Case in Point
July 17, 2017
Who Pays for Jail Rape?
Under “qualified immunity,” often no one.
March 29, 2016
DOJ Tells Prisons to Put Safety First in Housing Transgender Inmates
Rules from 2012 are too often ignored, advocates say.
December 28, 2015
Miami’s Notorious Jail Fights Back Against Rape
A 5-year turnaround is cited as a model of prevention.
December 16, 2015
Join Our Discussion: How Not To Handle A Rape Investigation
Thursday at 12:30 PM, The Marshall Project and ProPublica are hosting a Digg Dialog on how police should handle rape allegations.
August 10, 2015
What Care Do Prisons Owe Transgender Inmates?
A California case may decide.
June 17, 2015
Preying on Prisoners
In Texas, staffers rarely go to jail for sexually abusing inmates.
May 15, 2015
Today marks the deadline for states to comply with prison rape laws. The results? More are, some may not be, and most just want an extension.