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Resource ID: #15375
Subject: Prisons
Source: WBUR-FM (Boston)
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Date: Oct. 16, 1998

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A female inmate in state prison describes a pattern of sexual abuse of prisoners by prison guards. Most often, the sexual contact is not physically coerced, but rather guards manipulate women prisoners into having sex by threatening to make their lives miserable if they do not comply, or by offering cigarettes or other "favors" to those who do. These offenses are hard to prosecute because Massachusetts is one of only a few states that have not made sex between prisoners and guards illegal.

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