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Closeup (Prison Rape) #40771

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 12, 1976
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(Studio) Cases of rape are now brought to light and attempts at more understanding of issue being made. Rape of women isn't only kind; male rape also occurs.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(No location given) Reporter notes problem of rape of short-term prisoners; case of Bob Martin in Washington, DC jail noted. [MARTIN - describes experience and results.] Only statewide program designed to tell parents of consequences of letting youngster stay in jail is IN juvenile justice task force, headed by Jim Miller. [MILLER - notes many middle-class parents want son taught lesson so he's left in jail; says lesson can be frightening.] New York City commissioner of corrections Ben Malcolm says all teenagers targets, but especially 1st offender. [MALCOLM - says he advises parents of 16-20-yr.-olds on 1st offenses to get them out as fast as possible.] Case noted where, in NYC, 3 policemen guarded 5 cells and 16-yr.-old boy not yet charged by court for minor offense raped.
REPORTER: Sonya Friedman

Friedman, Sonya;
Walters, Barbara

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