Women in U.S. Prisons

December 12, 1996

The Human Rights Watch released a report documenting that female prisoners are being routinely raped, sexually harassed, forced to undergo cavity searches and subject to inappropriate touching by male guards with alarming frequency in the United States prisons. This report is "All Too Familiar Sexual Abuse of Women in US State Prisons." Regan Ralph, head of the Human Rights Watch Women’s Rights Project talks about several cases from this report and the steps that are taken and the responses of the state prisons regarding abuses toward the female prisoners.

Subjects (keywords for the segment): women in state prisons, Regan Ralph
Guest Names: Regan Ralph