Sexual Abuse Allegations at U.S. Prisons Increasing, and Half of Claims Involve Guards, Study Shows

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Allegations of sexual abuse in U.S. prisons and jails are increasing, though researchers are unsure whether the trend represents increased reports or more frequent incidents, according to a recently released U.S. Department of Justice study.

Correctional officers are responsible for half of the sexual abuse that occurs at facilities throughout the nation.

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