ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 17, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The closer look at the epidemic of rape of men in prison introduced; statistics cited on prisoners with HIV and AIDS.
(New York: Dan Harris) The impact of prison rape beyond prison walls examined; details given of the story of Michael Robtoy, who acted violently against gay men after being released from prison. [ROBTOY - says he was raped repeatedly and became a "time bomb" when he got out.] [Harvard University criminologist James GILLIGAN - says rape is humiliation that leads to violence; adds that mistreating prisoners only endangers us all.] [Ex-con Kendell SPRUCE - says he got a "death sentence" in prison.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further coverage of prison rape on Nightline noted.
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