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U.S. Likely To Miss Deadline On Prison Rape Rules

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posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 11:18 PM
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U.S. Likely To Miss Deadline On Prison Rape Rules


www.npr.org

Six years ago, Kimberly Yates was serving time for a drug offense in a Philadelphia prison. While she was there, she was raped.

Unlike many inmates in her situation, Yates was believed by the authorities when she reported what had happened. They prosecuted the guard responsible for the attack; he received a four-month sentence.

"To say that it was a traumatic experience is an understatement," Yates says. "To be in a situation like that, and to be at the mercy of someone who is that sick
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posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 11:18 PM
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60,000 people are raped each year that are supposed to be under the protection of our authorities.....Often it is the guards that are doing the raping, and if the inmate is believed and there is a conviction it's usually just a slap on the wrist,

The main issue is money upto 1 billion dollars upfront, then upto 1 billion dollars every year to maintain.

So ATS is this worth it? Or is being raped in prison going to make you a better person somehow?

LDF

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posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 11:48 PM
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Four months ?! For rape
Whoever sentenced that guard should be thrown off the bench for good !

It's completely unaccetable that someone should be raped by a guard while serving time in our prison system. Maybe they could start by taking male guards out of the prisons for women.

I don't understand why it would cost that much money yearly to maintain it. They need to do something to stop this from happening.

She should've sued the state for not protecting her while she was in their custody. Maybe a crapload of lawsuits is what's needed to get them to put an end to this kind of thing happening.



posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 11:52 PM
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Being raped in prison is unconstitutional and uncivilized.

Justice is about giving people a punishment that is fair, and handed down to them from the court.

If the court sentences you to do time, and then you are raped, that is a unjust punishment because it is a hidden punishment.

It breaks the 8th Amendment to the US Constitution. The government is at fault for not protecting it's citizens RIGHTS from it's employees abuses'.


“ Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. ”



n Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S. 238 (1972), Justice Brennan wrote, "There are, then, four principles by which we may determine whether a particular punishment is 'cruel and unusual'."
The "essential predicate" is "that a punishment must not by its severity be degrading to human dignity," especially torture.
"A severe punishment that is obviously inflicted in wholly arbitrary fashion."
"A severe punishment that is clearly and totally rejected throughout society."
"A severe punishment that is patently unnecessary."



Being raped while imprisoned is cruel and unusual punishment. Illegal in every way.
1) It degrades human dignity
2) It is inflicted in a arbitrary fashion
3) It is a form of punishment rejected by society
4) It is patently unnecessary.

IMO Rapists like this guy who did this to her, should be Tried in a Court of law and then _____ fill the blank



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 12:18 AM
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This will sound cold and all but ya can not get raped in prison if you do not do something to put yourself in prison. Just sayin... What if it was a guy who was raped in prison PRIA type stuff. We all know the story of the guy who is a rapist and gets raped whilst in prison. We all then say well he deserves it. Just my buck fifty on that.

[edit on 4-6-2010 by BlastedCaddy]



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 01:01 AM
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Nobody puts themselves in prison.

The State does that.

Maybe one day the state will put you in prison. Hopefully you will not be raped.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 01:06 AM
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The inmate starts the series of events that leads him to prison.

What is the old saying.....oh yeah.

If you can't do the time don't do the crime.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 01:27 AM
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So you have memorized every law?

You must be posting to ATS in your time off from winning MENSA debates.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 01:34 AM
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Nice sarcasm.

Thats about all I have to say to you.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 08:25 AM
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Originally posted by Miracle Man
reply to post by Exuberant1
 


The inmate starts the series of events that leads him to prison.


So the citizen is expected to obey the laws of the land but not the authorities?


What is the old saying.....oh yeah.

If you can't do the time don't do the crime.


And just how many innocent people/convicts have been released from prison in the last few years, so rape for these people is justified?



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 09:22 AM
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right off it a woman raped by a((male))) are you sure it was a male guard?
because everything i read about it the female guards can be just as bad and gess what so can the female prisoners.
heres a TRUE story a woman prisoner went to a males guard station gave him a quicky then yelled for the guards saying i just had sex with this guard .
Then suing the system gets millions and the guard gets it twice totaly destroying his life .
Now a naked woman all over you takes one heck of alot of will power to igge.
Im sick of how bad men are yes there are bad man BUT woman can be and have been as bad as any man can be



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 09:24 AM
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I think that is the point of this reform, but its gonna cost money. Do you think it would be money well spent?



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