I heard the first jail rape
[in San Francisco Jail] with a sickened stomach. The young man's cries were
delivered pounding blows, crunching thuds on concrete, and then jeers and curses
from rowdy inmates in nearby cells. "Turn him out," and much worse was yelled.
Sex in prison generally
means violence, power, manipulation, and denial....It's a raw power game. If the
predator senses weakness of any kind, any hint of confusion, ambiguity,
liberality, or fear, he will attack....Silence keeps these lambs penned, shorn,