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Justice: Prisons to step up anti-rape efforts
AP ^ | May 17, 2012 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND

Posted on 05/17/2012 5:12:27 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The Obama administration ordered federal, state and local officials Thursday to adopt zero tolerance for prison rape as it issued mandatory screening, enforcement and prevention regulations designed to reduce the number of inmates who suffer sexual victimization at the hands of other prisoners and prison staff.

The regulations were announced only minutes after the Justice Department unveiled a new survey of former state and local prisoners that showed that almost one in every 10 reported at least one incident of sexual victimization by prison staff or other inmates.

The regulations are immediately binding on federal prisons. States that don't fall in line face a loss of 5 percent of their Justice Department prison money.

The new regulations would require detention facilities to incorporate the "unique vulnerabilities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and gender nonconforming inmates into training and screening protocols."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: prison; rape

1 posted on 05/17/2012 5:12:36 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sex on the brain , same sex marriage would help here LOL


2 posted on 05/17/2012 5:14:54 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Death penalty for prison rape...works for me.


3 posted on 05/17/2012 5:17:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why the hell are prisoners so unsupervised and prisons so disorderly, that sexual shenanigans and rape can occour in the first place? Those people aren’t there to party. Who runs these places? Don Knotts?


4 posted on 05/17/2012 5:20:28 PM PDT by southern rock
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Why do I suspect the gay black prisoner will become a protected class. Open season on crackers.
5 posted on 05/17/2012 5:23:16 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is proof of the “Blind Squirrel->acorn” conjecture..

Even the O’Zero gang gets one right once in a while...


6 posted on 05/17/2012 5:23:31 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: molson209

Have a camera installed in every jail cell and shower. For those who are caught with rape in jail, they are to be excecuted IMMEDIATELY by the firing squad.


7 posted on 05/17/2012 5:26:36 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They could always stune their back door beebers with tasers for 10 minutes per rape. The next one would be 20 minutes.


8 posted on 05/17/2012 5:34:12 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: dfwgator

That would fix the overcrowding problem.


9 posted on 05/17/2012 5:34:37 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: dfwgator
Plenty of Freepers think prison rape is ok. It is disgusting.

/johnny

10 posted on 05/17/2012 5:35:10 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: southern rock

Because they are understaffed and prisons are like small cities. It was me and 150 inmates in a county jail. Imagine the prison ratio..


11 posted on 05/17/2012 5:36:10 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Perhaps the Oba-Führer is just trying to improve conditions at his potential FORWARDing address...


12 posted on 05/17/2012 5:37:34 PM PDT by EasySt (Life is precious. Live it well.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

0bama and Holder must be anticipating needing the added safeguards themselves.


13 posted on 05/17/2012 5:38:37 PM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Glad to see that the anti-rape posters showed up first on this thread, instead of that weird type that seems to like the idea of prisoners being raped.

I have always wondered about the guys that seem to get into forced male sex as long as they can talk about it in terms of prisoners.


14 posted on 05/17/2012 5:40:06 PM PDT by ansel12 (When immutable definition of Bible marriage of One Man, One Woman, is in jeopardy, call the Mormon.)
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To: EasySt

LOL “GMTA” !! :)


15 posted on 05/17/2012 5:42:27 PM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Have a camera installed in every jail cell and shower.

Exactly. If there can be a camera at every traffic light, there can be one in every room and hallway of a prison. Oh, but wait. There is no revenue to be gained from that.

16 posted on 05/17/2012 5:47:20 PM PDT by southern rock
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Prison should be -only- some time sequestered from the rest of society. There is no excuse for allowing the beatings, rapes and murders that happen in prison. We don’t sentence people to that. It shouldn’t be happening in prison.


17 posted on 05/17/2012 5:50:44 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

There wasn’t already “zero tolerance”?


18 posted on 05/17/2012 5:55:00 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: ansel12

I agree. Criminals should be sentenced to the time they deserve, and not be exposed to “extra punishment” such as homosexual rape.


19 posted on 05/17/2012 6:28:54 PM PDT by GJones2 (Prison rape)
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To: southern rock

Prison should be all solitary confinement, no TVs, no Radios....no gyms or other areas for prisoners to congregate.


20 posted on 05/17/2012 6:31:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
"Prison should be all solitary confinement, no TVs, no Radios....no gyms or other areas for prisoners to congregate."

I agree, however, the courts have ruled otherwise.

21 posted on 05/17/2012 6:41:41 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

——— to adopt zero tolerance for prison rape-——

Glad to see something I agree with the Obama administration about....I mean it’s bound to happen at least once in 3 1/2


22 posted on 05/17/2012 6:47:53 PM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: southern rock
Exactly. If there can be a camera at every traffic light, there can be one in every room and hallway of a prison. Oh, but wait. There is no revenue to be gained from that.

The government will save a lot of money if we execute prisoners decades before they're due out of jail. We'll need to modify things a bit, if there's evidence and it's right there on the videotape, then it should be easy to execute a prisoner for raping someone in jail.

23 posted on 05/17/2012 7:30:58 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: Ramius

Prisons should be highly uncomfortable and totally safe.


24 posted on 05/17/2012 7:55:03 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Ramius

Prisons should be highly uncomfortable and totally safe.


25 posted on 05/17/2012 7:55:30 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

I completely agree.

I wonder if a better approach to prison wouldn’t be a solution that is all solitary-confinement. Solitary is a harder time... And shorter times, if in solitary, might be more effective than what we do now.


26 posted on 05/17/2012 8:25:28 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I think it’s just fine for rapists and child molesters, in fact I think it probably ought to be sanctioned against those particular inmates, but I do oppose it otherwise.


27 posted on 05/17/2012 9:14:58 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: goseminoles
Imagine the prison ratio..

On grave shift, 1,200 to 3.

28 posted on 05/17/2012 11:30:38 PM PDT by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: dfwgator

The Quakers tried that. The idea was to meditate on their sins, and repent. So many prisoners went insane, the concept was scrapped.


29 posted on 05/18/2012 1:51:02 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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