Sex Crimes Up in Federal Prison System

The United States Justice Department Inspector General reports that sex abuse accusations against staff at federal prisons has gone up dramatically. Between 2001 and 2008, complaints have gone up 130%. Our federal prisons hold around 170,000 inmates in its 93 prisons.

In 2008, there were 155 allegations of sexual misconduct against corrections workers. Hopefully, these accusations were taken seriously because even though those who complained were in prison, they still have the right to not be harmed while in federal custody, especially by those who get paid to run these institutions.