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Sexual Abuse in US Prisons

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 06 December 2012

Linda Pressly investigates why rape and sexual abuse is so common in America's huge prison system - and asks if new measures to fight it will succeed.
Producer: Helen Grady.

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