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I am a graduate student working on my masters in criminal justice. I am looking for research information on sexual harassment of female inmates by male prison guards. I would appreciate any information that you can send me. Thank You, Stefanie

While I don't have an answer to your question, I did want to write to encourage you to clarify/correct your question/inquiry. As defined by law--sexual harassment involves a "superior" over an employee, student, etc... It involves 1.) quid-pro-quo--do this or I'll do that or 2.) uncomfortable environment to the point that you have to change your circumstances. "Sexual Harassment," legally, is a part of the larger and much more inclusive "sex discrimination," which includes harassment based on sex. While what is happening in these prisons is clearly wrong and harassment based on gender, I'm not sure that it fits into the legal definition of "sexual harassment." You should contact the Women's Prison Association to learn more--I'm sure they hear stories like this a lot. I hope this helps and good luck.


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