Senate Holds First-Ever Hearing On Rape in Prison and Jails
Incarcerated survivors face a broken system for reporting abuse, frequent retaliation, and little accountability for staff perpetrators.
Victoria Law · March 9, 2022
Acting DOCCS commissioner Anthony Annucci, who had recently been grilled by legislators at a separate hearing, opted not to attend the hearing on sexual abuse. | DOCCS
Victoria Law is a freelance journalist and author. Her books include Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women (PM Press 2009), Prison By Any Other Name:The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reform (New Press 2020), and “Prisons Make Us Safer” and 20 Other… more
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