Abstract People in prison are exposed to and experience sexual violence inside prisons, further exposing them to communicable diseases and trauma. The consequences of sexual violence follow the individual into the community upon release. This paper estimates the prevalence of sexual victimization within a state prison system. A total of 6, men and women participated in a survey administered using audio-CASI. Weighted estimates of prevalence were constructed by gender and facility size. Rates of sexual victimization varied significantly by gender, age, perpetrator, question wording, and facility.
Sexual Violence Inside Prisons: Rates of Victimization
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Female prisoners[ edit ] The first research done on prison sexuality was on women in In , researcher Selling, found that different levels of relationships exist between females in prison and female juvenile facilities , such as "friendship, pseudofamily membership, pseudohomosexuality, and overt homosexuality". These are families women create in prison that provide them support, bonds and relationships, like a traditional family would. Typically, only the main couple in the family has sexual relations. The women take on masculine and feminine roles to mimic a real family. These "parents" are typically older and are seen as mentors to younger inmates.