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Articles by Alex Coolman

Texas Jury Awards BOP Prisoner $4 Million for Rape by Guard

DNA evidence and a powerful will to fight helped former federal Texas prisoner Marilyn Shirley win a sexual assault conAviction and a $4 million civil decision against a guard who raped her while she was being held in the Carswell federal prison camp in Fort Worth, Texas.

The June 2, ...

No Escape: Male Rape in U.S. Prisons: A Human Rights Watch Report by Joanne Mariner

Review by Alex Coolman

In April of 2001, Human Rights Watch released a report called No Escape: Male Rape in U.S. Prison. The report, written by Joanne Mariner, contains dozens of first-hand accounts of prisoner rape and sexual assault, stories that are both horrifying and sobering.

Some of the most ...