Prison Rape Elimination Act
Reformers argue that treating 17-year-olds differently from younger teens leads to higher sexual abuse and suicide rates, as well as costing the state money.
A district court judge ruled that a transgender former inmate who was incarcerated in Orlando had no right to sue the prison for putting her at excessive risk.
Last Friday, a district court judge ruled that a former transgender prisoner who was raped had no right to sue Orange County, Florida, for showing deliberate indifference to her safety.
More prisoners are claiming to be victims of sexual abuse. Whether that's because there's been an increase in rape or an improvement in reporting is unclear, but either way almost no one who rapes an inmate ever gets convicted of a crime.