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The Rape of American Prisoners

This article discusses the severity of sexual abuse by the staff in American prisons. The article provides relevant statistics as well as explanation of why inmates are put in vulnerable position to rape from the staffs. 

From The New York Times Book Review article:

Adults who want to have sex with children sometimes look for jobs that will make it easy. They want authority over kids, but no very onerous supervision; they also want positions that will make them seem more trustworthy than their potential accusers. Such considerations have infamously led quite a few pedophiles to sully the priesthood over the years, but the priesthood isn’t for everyone. For some people, moral authority comes less naturally than blunter, more violent kinds. Read more.