Project Stand - Faces of Rape & Sexual Abuse Survivors

Inmates at Women's Community Correctional Center

Inmates at Women's Community Correctional Center, Kailua, Hawaii, 2003-5-28

“I'm so fucking mad , and I don't know how to get out of it,” said one of inmate speaking of sexual abuse in her life as others quietly cry in a group session. “82% of female inmates admit that they have sexual trauma at admission to prison,” says Linda de la Rosa, supervisor of Women’s Community Correction Center. “And the number increased since admission as their trust level to disclosed.” According to Josephine Salinas, a counselor at the Youth Correctional Center for Girls in Oxnard, CA, more than 50% of inmates at her facility are survivors of sexual abuse or rape.