I Was Sexually Harassed in Prison. Here’s How We Can Stop It
Talk Poverty
June 27, 2016

“In 2013, at the age of 63, I entered a federal women’s prison for the second time. Shackled and exhausted after a long drive from Georgia to Florida, I had to do an intake interview with a correctional officer immediately upon my arrival. Soon into the interview, I noticed that the officer was peppering his intake questions with flirtatious and sexual comments. Annoyed, I said, ‘You know I am too old for this?’ He replied, ‘I like older women.’ It wasn’t long before I learned that he also had a liking for incarcerated Mexican women facing deportation.”

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