Dan Froomkin: DOJ Foot-Dragging On Prison Rape Unites Left-Right CoalitionQuicklink submitted by Sheila Samples Permalink
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|Estimates based on a 2007 DOJ survey of inmates suggest that more than 60,000 prisoners -- or about 1 in 20 -- are sexually assaulted each year. 'We can't tolerate the attitude that it is inconvenient to do what's necessary to stop the problem today, before we rack up thousands of more victims,' said Margaret Winter, associate director of the ACLU's National Prison Project.|
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