Compassion | Skyrocketing reports of prison rape point to the need for greater accountability
by Rob Holmes
Posted 10/24/18, 04:33 pm
Since new rules went into effect to make prisons safer for prisoners, reports of sexual assault behind bars have increased 180 percent, according to a recent report by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. The numbers point to increased reporting of prison rapes—a positive sign—but concerns remain about how corrections officials handle the growing number of abuse allegations.