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Texas: The Most Prison Rape-y of All the States

Because this is how lists work, one state must sit atop America’s list of where the most prison rapes take place. Texas just happens to get that honor, though it’s unclear why.

Four of America’s Top 10 most-rape-y prisons are in Texas, including the Estelle Unit, in Huntsville (pictured), which beat the national average of inmates reporting sexual assaults in the previous 12 months. Overall, some 4.5 percent of inmates report abuse; at Estelle, it was 15.7 percent. So is it because of that statistic, or in spite of it that Texas is the only state to have a special prosecutions unit focusing solely on prison crimes? Most startlingly, however, is that victims more often report their assailants not as fellow inmates, but as guards.

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On:           Apr 6, 2010
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    • Pip

      itd be cool if they had a hot guy prison huh

      Apr 6, 2010 at 5:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dvlaries

      Only in the movies, Pip

      It’s astonishing how many all-white, hunk-only prisons exist in the gay porn world.

      Apr 6, 2010 at 5:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mike

      um, rape is not okay even if the perpetrator or victim is hot.

      Apr 6, 2010 at 9:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ossurworld

      Convicted criminals accusing guards of crime? That has credibility.

      Apr 7, 2010 at 6:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jack

      @ossurworld: …which is EXACTLY how the guards get away with it. Duh.

      Apr 7, 2010 at 8:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David


      Exactly! Rape is not a joke. People are scarred by the experience. Some receive HIV.

      Apr 7, 2010 at 9:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mitch

      @David: But all receive orgasms.

      Apr 7, 2010 at 3:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lincoln Rose

      Geez, half of you come on. Rape is not a joking matter. You would think guys in the queer community especially would be able to see that men can be sexually victimized.

      If you want real information on the horrors of prison rape, check out Just Detention International’s website


      Apr 7, 2010 at 9:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Zach

      If the guard was raped then he probably wanted it. Hell, its a fantasy that’d come across everyone’s mind at least once, especially on the job. The pheromones that go about that place aren’t going to go away, because they aren’t exactly clean. It’d be surprising if there wasn’t some percentage of those guys raped.

      Feb 28, 2012 at 1:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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