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Old 08-08-2017, 09:56 PM
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Unhappy Is PREA a sick joke? *possible trigger warning*

That really is my question. Are there systems that actually follow PREA standards? Is CO especially bad about not following them? My friend says he's being raped by multiple other offenders every night. He says he's gone to officers and to the warden and they all said there wasn't physical evidence, so they refused to give him an exam or take anything seriously. Then he told me that they were offering him a deal, where if he cooperated with them, they would take down the leaders of the groups that have been raping/extorting him. He said they even put a camera in his room. Supposedly that partially worked, but things didn't fully get taken care of and so now he's back to where he was before (or the deal is stalled or something). I don't understand how the prison could possibly be ignoring this issue/not following PREA protocols at all? Aren't they taking a pretty big risk? I know the problems with "snitching" and that in theory if I try to report something, I could be putting him in a dangerous position. But really?? Is there nothing I can do and nothing he can do? This is just the reality of prison and PREA is all a joke that lets the prisons look like they have standards, but do whatever they want anyway? Clearly, this experience isn't giving me a lot of faith in the justice system, but I still believe there are good co's out there. I'm not a "the whole system is rigged" type of person, but I'm seriously questioning--what on earth can I do? My friend is in an "at risk" population and he's not in good health. He needs help and I don't know what to do.
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:29 PM
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He's in a CO state minimum security facility and should be getting out in a couple of years if that helps at all in terms of advice. By "at risk" I mean that he identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community so in theory they should be monitoring him more closely. Right?? I don't understand
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Contact Colorado Springs and report the rapes. You may want to discuss with him first to make sure this is the route he wants to go. I would be very persistent until something is done. https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdo...ation-act-prea
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I wonder where all those rapes and beatings take place, without any guard noticing anything. It looks like the cell doors and the showers are left open most of the day, and nobody is watching, so the predators have free access to their victims. The cells can't be locked from inside, anyone can attack you in your own cell. And the guards don't see or hear anything, there are cases of gang rapes even in the yard and the dayroom!
Well, let's complete the joke. They say: "Don't drop the soap." Let's add: "Put it in a sock and hit HARD with it. (If you don't want to get AIDS)." Because it's obvious that prison rape can only be stopped if the victims learns to defend themserves.
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