05/12/2015 01:39 pm ET Updated May 12, 2015

Push To End Prison Rapes Loses Earlier Momentum


The inmate, dressed in prison whites with a shaved head and incongruously tender eyes behind wire-rimmed glasses, entered the visiting room with her wrists joined as if she were handcuffed. At 31, she had spent her whole adult life behind bars, and it looked like a posture of habit.

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