Sex Abuse in Prisons
The New York Times
March 7, 2016

“’Female Inmates’ Suit Says Sex Abuse Is Persistent in State Prisons” (news article, Feb. 26) might also have mentioned the violent pathway that leads so many women to prison. The overwhelming majority of incarcerated women are survivors of domestic violence. Three-quarters have histories of severe physical abuse by an intimate partner during adulthood, and 82 percent suffered serious physical or sexual abuse as children.”

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