Report: Indy's jail has top US sex abuse rate

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 18, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Updated Sunday, May 19 at 12:04 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A new federal report says inmates at the Marion County Jail in Indianapolis are more likely to be sexually abused by guards than inmates at any other jail in the nation.
 
The Justice Department report says the Marion County Jail "had the highest reported rate of staff sexual misconduct" among 233 state and federal prisons, 358 local jails and 15 special correctional facilities.
 
The Indianapolis Star reports that Indianapolis' jail had a 7.7 percent rate of sexual misconduct, while the average for all jails surveyed was 1.8 percent.
 
All of the facilities were reviewed from February 2011 to May 2012.
 
Marion County Sheriff's Office attorney Kevin Murray questioned the report's sample size and said he's received no complaints about sexual abuse during the period the survey was taken.

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