Survivor Stories

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  • A cellmate sexually assaulted Chris at a Texas state prison. He now suffers from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and depression due to the attack, and the prison has denied his requests for mental healthcare.

  • Xandan is a transgender man incarcerated in a Texas state prison for women. For years, he has faced transphobic harassment and has been repeatedly physically and sexually abused.

  • A cellmate raped this young gay man. He was detained in a county jail, and he was later gang-raped by a group of prisoners in a Colorado state prison.

  • Richard is incarcerated in Texas, where he has been assaulted repeatedly after being denied the special housing he obviously needs.

  • Two inmates raped Bill when he was in a Connecticut jail after being picked up on drug charges.