Sexual Abuse in Confinement

This resource comprises a variety of cases from each state and also federal jurisdictions that involve criminal or administrative proceedings in which sexual abuse in confinement is a factor. These types of cases include: criminal cases in which some form of sexual abuse in confinement was charged or was raised as a defense; administrative disciplinary proceedings against inmates or staff involving allegations of sexual abuse in confinement; criminal cases in which evidence of the defendant’s prior acts of sexual abuse in confinement were presented for purposes of sentencing; appeals of post-sentence civil commitment proceedings in which evidence included acts of sexual abuse committed while in confinement; and civil cases presenting issues as to the investigation and response to reports of sexual abuse in confinement. This digest also includes case law from each state and federal jurisdiction.