This comment was by Danny on the post “The Rape Joke Everyone Tolerates.”
Rape in prison has become a “second sentence” so to speak. How often have we heard people openly say that they hope that a suspect (or even accused) in a crime is raped in prison? How many crime dramas use the prison rape as a threat to scare a suspect?
It feeds into the dehumanizing of men (and occasionally women) that are put away from crimes.
As long as prisoners are thought of as less than human its going to be hard to muster the support to confront this.
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