2017-03-23 02:21:57 UTC
States every yearmost of them in prison. Best estimates put
the annual number of prison rapes at about 140,000, which is
50,000 more than the 90,000 or so rapes of women reported to
police. Gang rape of the most brutal kind is common, and weaker
prisoners often seek protection from a daddy who fights off
other predators in exchange for total submission and sex on
demand. There is an ugly racial dimension to prison rape:
Blacks and Mexicans deliberately seek out white victims, and
black-on-white rape is probably more common than any other
kind. Prison rape is an appalling secret in a country that
prides itself on human rights.
When a new inmate enters an open barracks prison it
triggers a sort of competition among the convicts as to who
will seduce and subjugate that new arrival. . . . Every new
arrival is a potential victim. Unless the new arrival is
strong, ugly, and efficient at violence, they are subject to
get seduced, coerced, or raped . Psychosocially, emotionally,
and physically the most dangerous and traumatic place I can
conceive of is the open-barracks prison when first viewed by a
The only sure defense against rape is the willingness to
fight, and even this may be no protection against gang assault.
In many prisons a small, unaggressive white is sure to be
raped, probably by blacks or Hispanics. As one prison guard
explains, a young white has almost zero chance of escaping
rape unless hes willing to stick someone with a knife and
fortunate enough to have one. Some of the tougher inmates may
even fight each other for the chance to rape an effeminate
Rape is so common it has its own terminology. To rape a
heterosexual man and turn him into a sexual plaything is to
turn him out, and the victim is known as a turnout or
punk. If a turnout seeks the protection of another inmate to
avoid an endless series of rapes by other prisoners, he is
riding with his protector. He becomes essentially the
property of his protector and is known as his bitch or ho
The racial dynamic in prisons puts whites at a tremendous
disadvantage. First, whites are often outnumbered by both
blacks and Hispanics. But far more important, just as they show
no racial solidarity in the free world, whites in prison do
not band together to protect each other from predators. As No
Escape reports, Hispanics sometimes rape Hispanics, and blacks
sometimes rape blacks, but neither group permits anyone of
another race to rape its own people. If a black tried to turn
out a Mexican, the Mexicans would riot and try to kill him.
Blacks also defend each other from white or Hispanic rapists.
It is only whitesunless they are known members of white
racialist gangs who do stick togetherwho are on their own and
can be raped with impunity.
Some whites must choose between being the sex slave of one
man or facing repeated assault. The stories they told No Escape
read like nightmares:
I had no choice but to submit to being Inmate Bs
prison wife. Out of fear for my life, I submitted to sucking
his dick, being fucked in my ass, and performing other duties
as a woman, such as making his bed. In all reality, I was his
slave . I determined Id be better off to willingly have sex
with one person, than I would be to face violence and rape by
multiple people. The most tragic part to this is that the
person I chose to be with has AIDS.
A Michigan inmate writes:
[Another prisoner] claimed me as his property and I
didnt dispute it. I became obedient, telling myself at least I
was surviving . He publicly humiliated and degraded me,
making sure all the inmates and guards knew that I was a queen
and his property. Within a week he was pimping me out to other
inmates at $3.00 a man. This state of existence continued for
two months until he sold me for $25.00 to another black male
who purchased me to be his wife.
You will clean the house, he said, have my clothes
clean, and when Im ready to get my freak [sex] no arguments
or there will be a punishment! I will, he said, let my homeboys
have you or Ill just sale you off. Do we have an
understanding? With fear, misery, and confusion inside me . . .
I said yes.
Once a man owns anotherand it is almost always a black
owning a whitehe is property in every sense. He can be
rented out, sold or auctioned, told how to dress and talk, and
given a womans name. That this can happen is essentially
unknown outside the prison world. It would amaze you (as it
did me) to see human beings bought & sold like shoes, writes a
Texan prisoner. You can buy a kid for 20 or 30 dollars on most
wings!! writes another. They sell them like cattle.