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Prison Rape - 1 PrisonRape a USvWesternWorld i (1 ii (1...

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1) Prison Rape a) US v Western World i) Good example of Whitman’s argument about US taste for degradation and European  “principle of Approximation” or principle of normalcy (1) Attempt to make prison life comparable to normal life ii) Prison Rape Elimination act of 2003 (1) Prison Rape Elimination act is first US federal law passed dealing with sexual  assault on prisoners (a) Signed into law September 4 2003 iii) Sexual Victimization in state and fed prison reports by inmates, 2007 (1) 60500 inmates 4.5% of all state and federal inmates experienced one or more  incidents of sexual victimization (2) Nationwide, 2.1% of inmates report victimization involving staff (3) Among 146 prison facilities in NIS in 2007, 6 had no reports of victimization from  sampled inmates, 10 had overall victimization rate of 9.3% (a) Of those 10, 3 had rates of 10% or higher that included employees of the  prison system b)
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