Representation for Victims of Jail Rape
Civil Rights Lawyers for Hamblen County and Morristown
Jail rape is a form of sexual abuse that may be inflicted upon an inmate
by another inmate or by a staff member. At
The Bowlin Law Firm, we are committed to pursuing justice on behalf of individuals who are
the victims of jail rape. As a
highly recognized and awarded lawyer, our founding attorney knows what it takes to protect an individual's
rights as he or she pursues justice for a jail rape case in Morristown,
Knoxville, Hamblen County, and Knox County.
Contact us today to learn more.
Jail Rape Statistics
According to a report by the United States Department of Justice, an estimated
3.2% of jail inmates have, at one point, reported one or more occurrences
of inappropriate sexual actions by a staff member or another inmate. However,
the report claims that these numbers may be inaccurate due to failure
to report the actual number of sexual assaults that occur.
Another report came from the Human Rights Watch in 2010, estimating that
at least 140,000 inmates were the victims of jail rape while they were
incarcerated. Further research has shown that it is 5 times more likely
that juveniles who are in the same facilities as adults will be victimized
by sexual assault than they would if they were in a juvenile detention center.
Overcrowding in Jail & Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Mass overcrowding in jails has become a serious issue, which can further
contribute to jail rape. With more inmates to watch over, less protection
is offered and inmates become more susceptible to rape and other forms
of jail abuse.
The transmission of sexually transmitted diseases is also a prevalent issue
caused by jail rape. The number of inmates with HIV or AIDS is alarmingly
high; in fact, jails currently hold significantly higher rates of HIV
in comparison to the general population. This is because violent forms
of unprotected intercourse have the highest risk of transmitting STDs.
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