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Investigating the Widespread Abuse of Women Prisoners

Human Rights Watch/Women's Rights Project has issued a new report which alleges that there is widespread sexual abuse of women prisoners in U.S. state prisons by prison guards. It's based on data conducted from March 1994 to November 1996. Dorothy Thomas, director of the Women's Rights Project researched and wrote the report. Terry Gross will talk with her and attorney Deborah LaBelle, who has represented women prisoners in their grievances. The report is titled, "All Too Familiar: Sexual Abuse of women in U.S. State Prisons"

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Other segments from the episode on December 11, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 11, 1996: Interview with Dorothy Thomas and Deborah LaBelle; Interview with Warren Williams; Interview with Maurice Levine.

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