Inmate Sexual Victimization Report Released

By Audrey Arthur
Results from the Bureau of Justice Statistics survey of the nation’s correctional facilities find that 4 percent of state and federal prison inmates report being sexually victimized by other inmates or correctional staff. Approximately 3.2 percent of inmates in local jails reported one or more incidents of sexual victimization.

National Survey highlights Juvenile Abuse

A new BJS report estimates 12 percent of juveniles in state, local and private facilities suffer sexual victimization during incarceration.

Prison and Jail Inmate Population Growth Slows

The corrections population in the United States increased by less than 1 percent during 2008, the smallest annual increase in almost a decade, according to the most recent federal statistics.