I was just watching a show on the history channel about Bonnie & Clyde. Clyde Barrow was a nickel/dime crook, until he was sent to a Texas prison, where he was raped. Clyde was only 5' 7" (Bonnie only 4' 11") so young Clyde was easy pickens for sexual predators in prison. After Clyde's rape, a day came when his attacker came after him again, but Clyde killed him with a pipe - his first murder. Clyde may well have become the desperado he became, without being raped, but there appears little doubt that his rape in prison catapulted him into his violent life of crime. In fact, Clyde went back to the Texas prison he was raped in, smuggled two .45's to buddies, then after they had killed two gaurds Clyde and a buddy opened up on the prison with BAR's. They broke out 5 other convicts.
Some of you may also recall that the man who drug James Bird (innocent black man) behind his pickup truck in Texas was also raped in prison.
"Experts estimate that at least one in 10 inmates is raped in prison. Because 95 percent of prisoners will eventually be released back into our communities, the horrors that occur inside prison have consequences for the rest of us, too.
Some who suffer through brutal rapes become predators themselves, both in prison and after their release, subjecting other innocent victims to the same degradation that they experienced. Or they vent their rage in other acts of violence, often racially motivated. One example is the tragic story of James Byrd, the black man who was picked up by three white supremacists, beaten, chained to the back of their pickup truck and dragged for three miles to his death. One of his assailants was John William King, a burglar who had recently been released after serving a three-year sentence in one of Texas' toughest prisons.When King arrived at the prison, a group of white supremacists reportedly conspired with the guards to place King in the "black" section of the prison. At just 140 pounds, King was unable to defend himself against a group of black prisoners who repeatedly gang-raped him. This was exactly what the white power gang wanted. Filled with hatred, King was easily recruited into their group for protection. Over the remainder of his sentence, they filled King's head full of hatred for blacks. When he was released, John King unleashed that pent-up hatred on James Byrd. The gang-rapes he endured in prison are no excuse for his murder of James Byrd, but they certainly help us understand what could lead him to hate so much
alsohttp://tinyurl.com/7uq8bHate Crime : The Story of a Dragging in Jasper, Texas
One can only wonder how much less violence and murder would be committed by men in our society if prison officials took the crime of prison rape serously.http://www.hrw.org/reports/2001/prison/report.html
No Escape - Male Rape in Prison
It sickens me when I hear stupid bigots (like a feminist man I heard at UCLA) say that men are "privileged" that they don't have to live in fear for their lives like women do. Yes, that feminist guy is stupid, because men are statistically 3 or 4 times more likely to be murdered than women (DOJ). The fact that men are not as fearful for their lives as women is a male liability, not a male privilege.
This opinion is shared by no less an authority than security expert Gavin De Becker, author of, The Gift of Fear