It’s a rampant problem with huge practical and ethical implications for the criminal justice system. More than sixty thousand prisoners are sexually assaulted in state and federal facilities every year. But prison rape is too often relegated to punchlines in jokes. We talk with members of a special commission to combat the problem, and examine how it influences communities outside prison walls.

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