Law & Disorder

No Accountability for NY Prison Guards After Sexual Assault Allegations w/ Victoria Law

We start today’s show with our weekly State Terror Rundown. Then, we take a look at what happens to people held in prison who are violated and harmed there – what resources they can turn to, how do those resources actually work, if at all, and what does it mean for us a society that once people are locked away, their well-being is, in many cases, ignored. We’ll take a deep dive, into the way New York state has handled cases of sexual assault of prisoners by guards. A note for listeners – we do not use graphic descriptions of sexual violence in this show, but we will refer to some of those experiences in order to understand how the prison system functions to essentially cover up its violence against prisoners.

Our guest is Victoria Law, a freelance journalist who focuses on the intersections of incarceration, gender and resistance. She’s also the author of “Prisons Make Us Safer”: And 20 Other Myths about Mass Incarceration (2021) and the co-author of Prison by Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms (2020). Her latest article published by the Intercept is, BLIND SPOTS – Sexual Assault Allegation Exposes Self-Policing Prison System.

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