Lindsay Saunders-Velez believes she is the victim of institutional bureaucracy that regards birth gender as the only gender. However, the year-old was attacked during her time in the pod and needed more than a week in the infirmary recover, according to her attorney, Paula Greisen. But, she added, almost all facilities still housed inmates based on their genitalia or birth gender, resulting in many transgender women being abused or raped during their sentence.
Three other officers still face trials and county prosecutors say their criminal probe is ongoing. An NJ Advance Media review of court records found at least 11 pending lawsuits related to sex abuse allegations, some of which have not been previously reported. They include two class-action suits alleging systemic problems at the prison.
But neither of those things are true. Harsh prison sex realities mostly revolve around inmates being forced against their will to comply with someone or a group of people or risk injury or death. Most often, this kid has no money and likes to get high; there are many such people in prison, and they tend to burn their bridges early and totally.
Karen White, 52, who was described as being a danger to women and childrenadmitted sexually assaulting women in a female prison and raping another two women outside jail. White was transferred to New Hall prison in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, on remand last September after being arrested on suspicion of repeatedly stabbing a neighbour. The attacks on fellow prisoners took place between September and October. The year-old, who is currently transitioning, was sentenced yesterday for two counts of rape, two sexual assaults and one offence of wounding.
This article discusses the incarceration of women in correctional facilities. According to a study reported in September by the International Center for Prison Studies,   as of Augustacross the world,women and children are being held in penal institutions with the female prison population growing on all five continents. Globally, women form an underrepresented population within prison systems, as the vast majority of incarcerated peoples are men.
On Friday, the Marshall Project posted two prison orientation videos — one for incoming female inmates, one for incoming male inmates — which feature veteran inmates advising newcomers on how to avoid being raped. The videos are to be shown to new inmates in all prisons in the state of New York. The tone is that of a welcome video, offering matter-of-fact, practical tips, while the subject is sexual violence.
Photo via Flickr user Thomas Hawk. As incarceration numbers have topped out in recent years thanks to what looks like the beginning of the end of the war on drugs, women have gained a stronger foothold in the prison industry, getting jobs that—like so many others in America—have traditionally been dominated by men. But along with that progressive change has come a steady drip of lurid tales about sex between guards and inmates.
Franklin, who is doing time for armed robbery, says he is a "man trapped in a woman's body" and admits he has sexual relationships with multiple women in the prison. They come in here, they gay. The question of where transgender prisoners should be held is contentious, due to concerns from some people about safety.
Psychologists will quickly tell you that rape is not about sex. It's about power. It's about imposing one's will on another.
He is pictured in March this year, during his time in a women's prison. The prison service has apologised after a transgender sex offender was placed in an all-female prison and went on to sexually assault two women inmates. Karen White was born a man but - despite having a history of sex attacks - was placed in women's prison HMP New Hall after telling authorities of his identification as a woman.