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April 14, 2011

Vermont Passes Law to Protect Women in Prison from Custodial Sexual Misconduct


Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) applauded lawmakers in Vermont for passing legislation that protects women in prison from…

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Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) applauded lawmakers in Vermont for passing legislation that protects women in prison from custodial sexual misconduct (CSM) — the sexual abuse of inmates at the hands of corrections staff. Vermont was the last of the 50 states to pass a law directly addressing such abuse, though many of those states’ laws are severely inadequate. Read more. »