posted on Jan, 18 2006 @ 01:44 PM
This blew my mind. The DoJ commissioned a two year study on prison rape, and after spending about a million bucks, the author of the study concluded
people don't get raped in prison. If you're not convinced, don't feel bad, neither is anyone else. Read on...
Fleisher said he spent more than 700 hours interviewing 564 randomly chosen inmates at dozens of institutions across the country. He said he never met
anyone who claimed to be a victim of sexual violence.
"Prison rape worldview doesn't interpret sexual pressure as coercion," he wrote. "Rather, sexual pressure ushers, guides or shepherds the process
of sexual awakening."
The two-year study, commissioned by the U.S. Justice Department for $939,233, has come under withering attack from other experts. The department has
not endorsed the study, saying Fleisher has yet to turn over his data for closer examination.
My money is on total and complete fraud, on the part of the author. This guy can't possibly expect people to take him seriously. Every convict,
every prison guard, every common schlub on the street can tell you rape is a serious problem in American prisons. Evidence speaking to that fact has
circulated for decades.
In related news, the DoJ has decided to spend another millions bucks to have Fleisher investigate the possible presence of water in the Atlantic
ocean. Preliminary results indicate that there is no water in the Atlantic, and that swimmers who report getting wet are just awakening to their
Here are some informative links that testify to the fact that this Fleisher fellow couldn't find stink on a monkey.
Oh Boy, Oh Boy, a Link!
In the 1999 training manual of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the agency acknowledged that, on average, "three out of 10 newly admitted
offenders will be forcibly raped within 48 hours."
The Missing Link
Prison rape has become a hidden epidemic. Some experts estimate that between 300,000 to 600,000 men and boys are victimized every year. Dr. Cindy
Struckman-Johnson, who did a comprehensive study of the Nebraska prison system, found that 22 percent of male inmates acknowledged being pressured or
forced into sex acts. A horrifying 25 percent of this group say they endured gang rapes, leading many inmates to enter into a "consensual"
relationship with another inmate, who then protects him from far-worse gang rapes. Sexual assault and forced prostitution thus become a second form of
punishment, especially for young offenders.
These gruesome statistics are all too personal for me. I've visited inmates in over 600 prisons and talked with many rape victims; I've seen fresh
blood on cell floors where an attack had just occurred.
I'm done for now. This subject is nauseating.
[edit on 18-1-2006 by WyrdeOne]