Amanda Knox’s Italian Prison Life
Sexual harassment and sexual violence has always been part of prison life for female inmates and male inmates. The sexual preying can come from the guards or inmates. There were numerous articles written about the sexual harassment suffered by Amanda Knox. The world pretended shock at such terrible news, but will quickly and quietly forget what prison is like for many inmates not only in Italy and the United States, but prisons everywhere. As reported in one article, “Who Watches The Watchmen” , inmates at the notorious women’s prison in Alabama are constantly under threat of sexual attacks. Male inmates face the same threats of sexual violence from their fellow inmates. The Federal Bureau of Prisons has estimated that 12-14 percent of inmates have been sexually assaulted. The sexual harassment of Amanda Knox is not acceptable, but she was lucky that the actions by the officers did not go beyond words.
Amanda Knox Was Sexually Harassed By Prison Officials And Told She Was HIV Positive
More details are coming out about Amanda Knox‘s time behind bars in an Italian prison.
The American exchange student claims she was subjected to numerous disturbing incidents at the prison in Capanne, Italy.
On one occasion, a male guard entered her cell alone and made sexual remarks to her. And in another incident, she was called in for a late night meeting with a high-ranking official where he did nothing but speak about sex with her.
She was even asked to compose a list of all the sexual partners she had (which ws later leaked to the media and published) and shockingly, was falsely told that she was HIV positive by prison authorities!!
During that time, she wrote in her diary:
“Please oh please, let it not be true. I don’t want to die.”
By Bernadette–In this case I would rather think of the pooor victim!
By Bradley– The article is not so much as aimed at Amanda Knox, but rather discussing sexual harassment and violence in prisons
By Tonya–She should never have been in there to begin with, from what I knew of the case.
Thank you Mr. Yant for bringing this to our atttenion. The Innocence Network is having the same effect as well. As each story comes out and can be posted for the world to see! Great job.
By Alexander–If she were in the US: she’d be a lifer.
Thank you Mr. Yant for this very accurate otoervabisn. I am one of those who had no idea of the miscarriages of justice occurring all over the world and especially in the US until I became aware of Amanda’s case. I continue to be involved as much as I am able in other cases of injustice that need to be corrected!
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