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Report: 90,000 Inmates Sexually Victimized

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jail bars Report: 90,000 Inmates Sexually Victimized

(AP)  The government reported Thursday that 4.4 percent of inmates in prison and 3.1 percent of inmates in jail report being victimized sexually by another inmate or staff member.

Those percentages translate to the sexual victimization of 88,500 inmates behind bars nationwide in the previous 12 months, according to a study by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics in 2008-2009.

For more on this CBS News story, go to:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/08/26/national/main6808301.shtml?tag=stack

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