What’s Current: Investigation finds staff at New Jersey women’s prison sexually abused inmates

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  • A federal investigation found that inmates at New Jersey’s only state prison for women have been sexually abused for years by staff who created a “culture of acceptance” that ignored known violations and complaints. The Department of Justice began their investigation in 2018 as part of a nationwide effort to regulate violence in US prisons.
  • A British teenager found guilty by the Cyprus police department of falsifying gang rape allegations maintains in her first TV interview that she was forced by local police to withdraw her statement.
  • Teenage girls in Japan fleeing abuse at home are at an elevated risk of being recruited by sex traffickers during the government’s advised period of staying at home.
  • According to data compiled by women’s organizations, nearly three times as many women were killed by men in Britain during three weeks of coronavirus lockdown than the average for the same period over the last decade.
Mary Hickman
Mary Hickman

MARY HICKMAN HAS DONE VOICE WORK FOR THE ENGLISH AUDIO TOUR OF ​THE WAR AND WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS MUSEUM​ IN SOUTH KOREA. SHE IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING A VOLUNTEER-RUN AUDIO PROJECT TO BRING AWARENESS TO FEMINIST WRITERS.

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