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The More You Know

#SAAM: Sexual Violence Affects Thousands of Prisoners Across the Country

An estimated 80,600 inmates each year experience sexual violence while in prison or jail.15

  • 60% of all sexual violence against inmates is perpetrated by jail or prison staff.15

  • More than 50% of the sexual contact between inmate and staff member—all of which is illegal—is nonconsensual.15