n South African Journal of Criminal Justice - Harm reduction within the framework of sexual activities in American prisons in the state of Ohio

Volume 20, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1011-8527
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2118



Imprisonment in South Africa has lately been plagued with incidences of sexual assault, male rape and other forms of sexual exploitation. The phenomenon of sexual activities in a single gender environment is not fully and openly acknowledged by prison authorities. For example, authorities denied that illicit sex could happen inside South African prisons, while at the same time, a former male inmate claimed to have had sex with a male prison official. Prison rape reportedly receives little serious attention from prison regimes and legal remedies are rare. Few prison rapists are prosecuted, and most prisons provide little counseling or medical attention to rape victims, or help in preventing such incidents.

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