Prisoners Are Being Abused

Many Prisoners' Basic Rights are being Violated

What is happening?

Prisoners all over the country are being mistreated or abused by not only other prisoners, but also the prison's employees. Many are trying to say that these are isolated cases, but instead are happening all around the country.

  • An estimated 4.0% of state and federal prison inmates and 3.2% of jail inmates reported experiencing one or more incidents of sexual victimization by another inmate or facility staff in the past 12 months or since admission to the facility?

  • There are over 2 million people that are incarcerated, so let's take the average of those two percentages, and apply that to 2 million! (3.6% x 2000000+) That's 72,000+ people who reported it within the last 12 months.

  • Obviously this is a very large number! This definitely needs to be changed, so what should we do?

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How can you help?

There Are Many Organizations That Address This Topic

One such Organization, The Southern Center for Human Rights, is located here in Atlanta.

They offer many ideas for projects you can do to help, and they also offer Email Updates, which inform you of current events that relate to the topic and ways you can help.

Their website is

Email Updates

You can contact Kathryn Hamoudah (At the Southern Center for Human Rights) at to sign up for these email updates.
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