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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

 

Records show surge in sexual attacks in prisons

`State officials said the increase in reported assaults resulted from their vigilance in punishing offenders.

However, inmate advocates said the problem is greater than the state figures show. They have begun a nationwide legal campaign against assaults and the complacency that they say allows them to flourish.

“I really have become convinced over the last three years or so that Texas is the prison-rape capital of the country,” said Margaret Winter, a lawyer who represents two inmates who sued the prison system. “When prisoners report it, they are ignored, laughed at and often punished.”‘

When the world comes to its senses and Bush is convicted of crimes against humanity, it would be fitting that he serve gaol time in his home state. 🙂




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