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HIV Scurge

Herpes is everywhere correct? It’s even in the water, but what if the source of the discontent of many is that herpes, leads to the HIV Virus.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224594/Maybe-aphrodisiac-Boost-British-oyster-market-French-supplies-hit-HERPES.html

What if the situation is as is, that herpes actually leads to the virus that causes HIV, wouldn’t that be the weirdest situation?

The research goes towards, Gangstalkingworld.com and a few, years back there was this amazing post, by, yes, gangstalking, and the post, is a theory about the herpes virus, how deadly it is, and it;s prevalence in some cases, the thread also looked into something called fear of HIV, a situation that was occurring in China, and it was most interesting.

The post was there at least, 3-5 year now, it’s been a while, the research or post of it all, was forwarded to the correct source in the scientific community, the theory is that a known problem, is mixing with something, mixing with something, and causing problems for everyone.

The research was provided, because the person in the situation like to research things, like Ebola, HIV, Spanish Flu, Cancer, and a variety of other items, yes Saturdays, could have been a little, bit more exciting mind you, but between the Targeting, Gang Stalking as it’s called, and the boredom, thank, God there was research.

So a Targeted Individual might have done something suitable, and forwarded an interesting theory, the research credit is therefore interesting, cause, everyone always wants to claim in after that, ofcourse the original post is not available at the moment, but it is out there.

Interesting none the less.

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2011/12/20/canadiandeveloped_hiv_vaccine_approved_for_human_studies.html

Oh, I should also mention, that Toronto did discover some sort of vaccination, not sure if it’s anything suitable, but the details are there, and HIV, globally is changing some what, it’s not considered the exact same disease, it was 30 years ago or so, but it’s still an interesting study.

July 16, 2013 Posted by | Awareness, Gang Stalking | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Beyond these walls

I specifically started to look at male rape in society, but ended up focusing on the prison system, because it was so convoluted. What I found out about male rape in America really blew my mind. How prevalent it was. Even within the army.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2009716522_militaryrape23m.html

[quote]”This is not a ‘woman’ problem,” said Mountjoy-Pepka. A little more than half of military sexual-trauma victims are men, mostly because they make up a majority of veterans, according to the VA.[/quote]

More men get raped inside of American Prisons, then women get raped on the outside. Not to say that women do not get raped in prison, because they do, but this should give you an idea of how far spread male rape is in America.

I also discovered that prisoners are 4-7 times more likely to be HIV positive then the rest of the general population.

There was one prison where one third of the population was HIV positive. 737 men or something like that.

The scary part about the rapes is they had been going on for years and were just an accepted part of society. Eg. The stupid late night talk shows, it’s seen as just a part of prison life, but it’s really no laughing matter.

People don’t just get raped in prison. They also get raped in the jails. Even if they are just staying their for one night it can happen.

Raped in jail after one night

[quote]

Instead, political protesters, people accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and substance abusers have shared harrowing incidents of rape while in custody, sometimes while spending only one night behind bars. “This is something that could happen to a kid who has no priors and who happens to make a mistake,” Smith added.

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one article suggested that maybe up to half the men in jail are having male on male sex, in many cases unwillingly, or for protecting, taking on protective pairings.

Getting turned out is quite common as is sexual slavery. Getting turned out means getting raped, be it physically or psychologically into performing sexual acts on other men. Sexual salvery is just that, being owned and passed and sold for sex to other men.

Men who are slight build, effeminate looking, gay, white, or just young, jail and prison are not the place to be. Even if you are big and strong it can happen. Even if you are a leader of a group or movement makes little difference. (Segregation options for the protection of these men should be looked into.)

http://www.cybercemetery.unt.edu/archive/nprec/20090820154816/http://nprec.us/publication/

I was surprised at how much it had been covered up over the years, and the main reason it had continued was due to the indifference of the wardens, and those in charge of the prisons.

A lot of the men who are getting raped commit suicide, many go on to become HIV positive, other become violent, many have psychological issues.

The rapists get off Scott free, and they go back out into our communities eventually, some will likely rape again. The men who get attacked also go back out into the community. Many with issues, some unable to work, some who will also rape as a way to get their power back.

The HIV and other diseases are being spread back into the outside world do to prison releases and lack of testing, and treatment. Eg. Black women in the U.S. are one of the fastest growing groups for HIV, and the contributing factor is likely the men they come in contact with, who have been in the prisons.

https://gangstalking.wordpress.com/2009/08/24/male-rape-part-6/

I read story after story after story. It was horrible. No one should have to go through this. After natural causes, then AIDS, suicide is the third leading cause of death, and a lot of the times it’s by men who have been raped. I read so many stories of men who had tried to kill themselves after a rape and then survived and did not know what to do after, because they were put back out to be gang raped, repeatedly again. It was horrible.
Some of these man ended up choosing a protecting pairing, which means that they choose to have a man protect them, and in exchange provide sexual services. Previous to this I might have judged these men harshly, but after reading the stories I can’t judge and I feel sorry that anyone should have to go through that.

The ones who do come forward to press charges are mocked and ridiculed and told that it’s their fault, or that they should take care of their own business, or that they were willing, it’s disgusting how the Powers that be, tried to cover this up, over and over and over again.

Others are forced to commit acts of violence which in some cases lead to them spending life in prison, just to try to avoid getting raped.

After Human Rights Watch stepped in and interviewed the men, and while working with other groups, they were able to get the Rape Elimination Act passed in 2003, decades after such a law should have been in place. Then in June of 2009, the recommendations from that report came out, and it’s here if you want to read it.

http://www.cybercemetery.unt.edu/archive/nprec/20090820154816/http://nprec.us/publication/

What also surprised me in looking into the issue is that it’s systemic, and has been for years. It’s an open secret, well not so secret, but it was covered up, just like many other things in society. They tried to make it look like it was not that bad, or that the men were willingly having sex, and just crying rape. That’s not the case.

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/pdf/piusp01.pdf

If the prison rates continue, it’s estimated that About 1 in 3 black males, 1 in 6. Hispanic males, and 1 in 17 white males are expected to go to these prisons jails at some point in their lifetimes. Think about that.
1 in 31 U.S. adults had served time in prison.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29469360/

[quote]The Pew Center on the States report, released Monday, says the number of people on probation or parole nearly doubled to more than 5 million between 1982 and 2007. Including jail and prison inmates, the total population of the U.S. corrections system now exceeds 7.3 million — one of every 31 U.S. adults, it said.[/quote]

When I looked into this it was pretty gritty, but it was important because not only is injustice anywhere injustice everywhere, but these people are brothers, husbands, sons, uncles, nephews, cousins, and many are non violent offenders. People were going to jail for political protests, and getting raped, and minor things like DUI. Drinking and getting drunk then driving is wrong, but getting raped for it is also really wrong. I was surprised by what I learnt when I really look into this. It’s such a wide topic, and will the recommendations of Human Rights Watch ever been truly implemented? I want to watch and see what happens over the next year, since the recommendations only came out in June of this year.

Raped in jail after just one night

[quote]Instead, political protesters, people accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and substance abusers have shared harrowing incidents of rape while in custody, sometimes while spending only one night behind bars. “This is something that could happen to a kid who has no priors and who happens to make a mistake,” Smith added.[/quote]

What is clear to me is that the average person sitting back with their heads in the sand saying this will never affect them should not do so. If you are American then this could affect you or someone you know. 1 in 31 US adults had some experience of prison, and that could increase to 1 in 15 if trends continue.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2003/aug/19/usa.garyyounge

[quote]By the end of 2001 one in every 37 Americans had some experience of prison, compared with one in 53 in 1974. Continuing at that rate, the proportion will increase to one in every 15 of those born in 2001.[/quote]

If you don’t go to prison or jail, you could actually know someone who does, and think about the risks that they could be exposed to, even if it’s just one night in jail. Think of when these men get out of jail, both the perpetrators and the victims of this crime, and if untreated, or unpunished, think of the ramifications that society will face.

I went in somewhat naive about the issue, but what I do know now is that this is not just an issue for those on the inside of these jails and prisons, it’s an issue for the Americans outside of these walls. Every year 650,000 will get released from jails and prisons. http://www.reentry.gov/

[quote]Nearly 650,000 people are released from state and federal prison yearly and arrive on the doorsteps of communities nationwide. A far greater number reenter communities from local jails, and for many offenders and /defendants, this may occur multiple times in a year. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) over 50 percent of those released from incarceration will be in some form of legal trouble within 3 years.[/quote]

Some will re offend again, yes some will rape and commit other crimes. Some will have diseases, some psychological issues that need to be dealt with. Harsh prison stays do not guarantee that people will not go back to jail or prison, or that they will learn some kind of lesson, all it does is create individuals that upon release from these places, who will educate society about the lessons that they have learnt. If those lessons are that it’s ok to rape young effeminate looking men, then your daughters, sons, might be at risk. Their younger family members might be at risk. For the ones that do get raped, they may commit suicide, be ill within the community, they may feel a need to rape to regain their power that was taken, they may do other psychologically disruptive acts within the community.

It’s important that people realise that what is happening in these prisons is not staying there, it goes beyond those walls, and it affects and is causing sometimes grave dissonant ripples within society, upon
release of these men back into society.

The best way to stop the negative effects is to stop some of what is happening.

My number one recommendation is ending the war on drugs.
The war on drugs is the main contributor to the over crowding in those jails, if the war ends, much of the over crowding will end.

If overcrowding ends, then prison staff have a better chance of being responsive to what they are suppose to be responsive to. Also more focus could then be placed on hiring guards who actually want to stop prison rape, instead of just covering it up.

If you stop the rapes in prison, it will cut down on some of the HIV, other diseases, suicides, etc.

When the men are released, they will have less psychological issues to pass on to the rest of society, less diseases, and if they get proper help to reenter society, less chances of them re-offending and going back to jail.

This war on drugs has had a terrible toll on American society. I really never knew much about the war on drugs. I knew it was there, I believed people who did drugs got what they deserved, (I was deeply wrong, since reading their stories, I see now, and apologize.) they don’t deserve these prison stays. The conditions within prisons were always bad, the war on drugs has made it worst.

Rapes in prison do not have to be, they can stop, but you have to have people who give a damn first, that is the greatest contributing factor towards wither this get’s stopped or not.

Also the war on drugs is a failure.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/diane-francis/americas-war-on-drugs-a-f_b_188269.html

[quote]The issue involves America’s foolish and expensive War on Drugs which has not worked and threatens to ruin Mexico, Bolivia, Ecuador as it has ruined Colombia.

The issue was articulated this week at the World Economic Forum confab in Rio de Janeiro when Columbia’s former president made an impassioned appeal for leaders in Latin America to condemn the U.S. War on Drugs because it threatens the stability of many countries in the hemisphere.

Canada is also increasingly harmed by America’s vast appetite for drugs, with cartels infesting the country which is a transshipment nation for narcotics. There are increasing numbers of gangland slayings in Vancouver, for instance, and the proliferation of “grow ops” across the country which are producing high-grade marijuana for export. While worrisome in Canada, the American prohibition against drugs, and failure to address the underlying causes, are devastating to the Caribbean and Latin America.[/quote]

I also read that more people are using drugs than were using drugs before such as marijuana and cocaine in America. So if the war on drugs has failed, then why not end it? Oh I am not naive enough to believe that legalized drugs would be a good idea for any society. I am anti drugs and so I will stay, but after doing the research, I do now think it’s time to decriminalize these drugs. I have felt this way for some time since doing the research and believe that Mexico made the right move for it’s society and I think America and other countries would benefit from taking similar actions.

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2009/08/200982118315790550.html

[quote]
Friday, August 21, 2009

Mexico relaxes drug possession laws
The law is designed to focus the Mexican authorities’ attention on drug producers [EPA]

Mexico has decriminalised the possession of small amounts of cocaine, heroin and marijuana, as part of an attempt to focus a police crackdown on drug producers and traffickers.

The new law, which also covers LSD and methamphetamine possession, will also offer addicts free treatment, in order to tackle the domestic demand for drugs.

“This [new law] is not legalisation, this is regulating the issue and giving citizens greater legal certainty,” Bernardo Espino del Castillo of the attorney-general’s office, said.[/quote]

What I am suggesting is not shocking, the White House’s drug czar has been looking into this notion.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124225891527617397.html

[quote]WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s new drug czar says he wants to banish the idea that the U.S. is fighting “a war on drugs,” a move that would underscore a shift favoring treatment over incarceration in trying to reduce illicit drug use.

In his first interview since being confirmed to head the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Gil Kerlikowske said Wednesday the bellicose analogy was a barrier to dealing with the nation’s drug issues.

“Regardless of how you try to explain to people it’s a ‘war on drugs’ or a ‘war on a product,’ people see a war as a war on them,” he said. “We’re not at war with people in this country.”[/quote]

Not only do I think they need to end the war on drugs, and take steps similar to what Mexico just did, but a lot of these men and women in jail, should be released for the drug possession that they are in jail for.

http://www.november.org/thewall/wall/wall.html

Visit the wall and read the stories. Some do not belong there for the crimes they were placed there for, and the crimes does not suit the time that was given in many cases.

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/pptmc.htm

American children are suffering,

[quote] * The nation?s prisons held approximately 744,200 fathers and 65,600 mothers at midyear 2007.
* Parents held in the nation?s prisons?52% of state inmates and 63% of federal inmates?reported having an estimated 1,706,600 minor children, accounting for 2.3% of the U.S. resident population under age 18.
* Growth in the number of parents held in state and federal prisons was outpaced by the growth in the nation?s prison population between 1991 and midyear 2007.
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My research over the last few years in the Gang Stalking phenomenon, branched out into so many other areas. It allowed me a glimpse into the informant system, which lead to the stories of some of the prisoners who did not choose to become informants, and now I was able to have a deeper look at some of the conditions that some of these prisoners suffer. I understand that things are also grim in these women’s prisons, and after these people come out of the jails and prisons, they are still vulnerable for exploitation in many cases.

Many of these issues I looked into could be traced back to the war on drugs, and it branched out to create a lot of problems for the society it was designed to protect. I no longer believe that the war on drugs is what it was proposed to be, I don’t think it was used for what Americans thought it was going to be used for. Instead it was used to enslave many into becoming informants, and in turn those were used to enslave others.

The ones that did become informants went back into many of those communities and committed worst crimes for which their were no punishments, while still selling drugs withing those communities, and corrupting those communities into the crime havens of today.

Some who choose to not be informants went to jail, which caused over crowding, and made harsh conditions even worst. Within those jails horrific things happened, including the issues of rape, which has been discussed.

Those in jail will someday be released back into these communities and the rest of society, and because many of the psychological issues acquired in prison are not dealt with the community will deal with these issues. Many others in jail learn that rape and violence against others is ok, and that it will not be punished, they even brag about the rapes, the conquests, and they take these attitudes back into these communities, where the general public reside.

The war on drugs, male rape, rapes in prisons period, it’s all part of a cycle, and though you may be lucky enough to escape it, with 1 in 31 in jail, or having passed through the prison system, someone you know might not, be it from going to jail, or encountering one of these individuals released from the jail.

It’s in everyone’s best interest to see that these conditions change, and that the recommendations are implemented as soon as possible. Just my opinion.

August 30, 2009 Posted by | Gang Stalking | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Male Rape. Part 6

Psychological Issues

It’s been said before, but it needs to be said again. The effects of male rape can cause Rape Related Trauma in men and women. It’s a form of post traumatic stress disorder related to rape which can last a lifetime if not dealt with. It can cause a range of emotions and psychological issue in men.

Because of the way male rape has been dealt with or rather not dealt with in prisons, many men are leaving jail, and spending the rest of their stays in jail with these issues unresolved.

When they go out or are released back into society these issue continue to play themselves out. Which can have other unforeseen consequences for society, such as financial or the risk of violence being repeated in society.

More men are raped in jail than women are raped in the whole of the United States.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prison_rape

[quote]In 2001 Human Rights Watch estimated that at least 140,000 inmates in the US had been raped while incarcerated,[1] and there is a significant variation in the rates of prison rape by race. Stop Prisoner Rape, Inc. statistics indicate that there are more men raped in U.S. prisons than non-incarcerated women similarly assaulted. They estimate that young men are five times more likely to be attacked; and that the prison rape victims are ten times more likely to contract a deadly disease.[/quote]
HIV/AIDS

Next to natural causes, this is the second leading cause of death in male prisons across America. Due to the unsafe nature of male on male sex in these prisons, and the promiscuous nature of male on male sex, a mans chances of being exposed to HIV are very high. Nothing is being done to stop this, such as handing out condoms, or even trying to stop the rapes from happening.

There has been legislation passed to try to combat rapes in America, but without the staff to further stop this from happening, legislation alone won’t work.

The way some men lessen their chances of HIV and being passed around to dozens or hundreds of men in their prison stays is to enter into a protective pairing, where they take on one person to have sex with, who protects them from others, so they decrease their chances of getting HIV.

In a protective pairing their may be more opportunities to practice some kind of safety, verses being forced into unprotected sex with multiple assailants.
Suicide

This is the third leading cause of death in prisons right after HIV. It’s little surprise how many men try to take this as an option vs being raped repeatedly and passed around in jail.

One of the worst story of this kind of the story of 17 year old Rodney Hulin.

[quote]My name is Rodney Hulin and I work at a retirement home here in Beaumont, Texas. I am here today because of my son. He would be here himself if he could . . . . But he can’t because he died in [an adult prison]. . . . [At age seventeen], my son was raped and sodomized by an inmate. The doctor found two tears in his rectum and ordered an HIV test, since up to a third of the 2,200 inmates there were HIV positive. Fearing for his safety, he requested to be placed in protective custody, but his request was denied because, as the warden put it, “Rodney’s abuses didn’t meet the ’emergency grievance criteria.'” For the next several months, my son was repeatedly beaten by the older inmates, forced to perform oral sex, robbed, and beaten again. Each time, his requests for protection were denied by the warden. The abuses, meanwhile, continued. On the night of January 26, 1996–seventy-five days after my son entered Clemens–Rodney attempted suicide by hanging himself in his cell. He could no longer stand to live in continual terror. It was too much for him to handle. He laid in a coma for the next four months until he died.(183)

In early 1995, Rodney Hulin, Jr., received an eight year sentence for arson. He was sixteen years old but was sentenced to serve his time in adult prison.

On November 13, 1995, Hulin was transferred to the Clemens Unit in Brazoria County, Texas. Older inmates there immediately started to threaten and harass him; within a week he was raped. With a medical examination confirming the rape, Hulin requested protective custody. “He went through all the proper channels, trying to get protection,” recalled his father, who found out about the rape in a letter from his son. “Rodney was very small–probably the smallest person on the unit. He was 5’2” and weighed about 125. A first offender. I can’t fathom why they wouldn’t help him.”(184)[/quote]

Being a target of rape or sexual assault in the first week is not uncommon, in fact many man are targeted within the first 48 hrs. This can happen in the jails as well as the prisons.

Young men like Rodney are prime targets for this kind of jail house assault. Many do prison stints where they are routinely exposed to this type of abuse, unless they can find a way to stop it, which usually involves violence such as stabbing or killing another inmate, which then has the potential to leave them in prison for life. Or breaking the laws in prison, and staying on restrictions which do not allow any time out for good behaviour, but this is the way some men are able to protect themselves, it’s not always guaranteed.
Being Turned out and staying turned out

Being made to take on a feminine role, engage in male on male sex, or “being turned out” can cause confusion, shame, and powerlessness in men. It can cause enough confusion that some will stay permanently turned out, meaning they will continue to have male on male sex.

As we saw in the film turned out,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4_uvvcaDqw

Issy went on to become a full out homosexual. Mark at the end of the film ended up in a monogamous relationship with another man. Mark had always been the dominant male in the male on male interactions, yet by the end of the documentary he was saying that he could see himself in a male on male relationship.

Will he be part of the down-low culture when he get’s out of jail? It’s hard to say. I was not able to research if these prison interactions were adding to the down-low culture in men.

CSA.

Childhood Sexual Abuse.

I did find out that unexplored issues of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA) might in part be adding to this phenomenon more than realised, but that needs further research.

In the film we also saw Matt a young white male who after being raped, and turned out, LaMoore and Mark become very promiscuous with many of the men on the floor, yet when he was released from jail he went on to date a young women who he described as a fox. Was Matt ever tested for STD’s after what happened to him? It’s unknown, but HIV testing should be offered to these men, as should ways of protecting themselves.

As we saw in the Rodney Hulin story where he staying a third of the men had HIV.

Summary.

Books Male on Male Rape

Male on Male rape is just one small aspect of male rape. It has not looked at the phenomenon in other part of society such as in the community, which is as high as 10% of the rapes reported, but could be potentially higher.

In the military it could in some areas be as high as 50%

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2009716522_militaryrape23m.html
[quote]
… make up 49% of military sexual-trauma victims.

Men
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This report did not look at female on male rape either. The issue of male rape is so broad and varied and so under reported and studied that it really is an issue that needs to be explored and better understood.

There is an unspoken acceptance of this in society which contributes to this going unchecked and unreported. If this is going to change for future generations of men, then it has to start with society and their attitudes around this issue. More awareness and exposure is needed to help bring this very important topic into the spotlight.

http://www.ncvc.org/ncvc/main.aspx?dbName=DocumentViewer&DocumentID=32361

[quote]About 3% of American men – a total of 2.78 million men – have experienced a rape at some point in their lifetime (Tjaden & Thoennes, 2006).
In 2003, one in every ten rape victims was male. While there are no reliable annual surveys of sexual assaults on children, the Justice Department has estimated that one of six victims are under age 12 (National Crime Victimization Study, 2003).
71% of male victims were first raped before their 18th birthday; 16.6% were 18-24 years old, and 12.3% were 25 or older (Tjaden & Thoennes, 2006).
Males are the least likely to report a sexual assault, though it is estimated that they make up 10% of all victims (RAINN, 2006).
22% of male inmates have been raped at least once during their incarceration; roughly 420,000 prisoners each year (Human Rights Watch, 2001).[/quote]

Also since male rape, sexual assult is so under reported at every level, the figures are likely to be higher in some areas then others than known.

August 24, 2009 Posted by | Awareness, Black Male, society, White Male | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Male Rape. Part 3.

Over crowded Prisons.

American prisons went from semi reasonable numbers to being the overcrowded, violent, dangerous places they are today. This in large part due to the war on drugs.

The aspect of American jails that gets joked about, brushed aside, but not discussed in a serious enough manner is that of male rape.

Racism in Prison.
“Prison is the best recruiting ground the white power movement has!” pg. 58

This is from the book- No escape: male rape in US Prisons.
Apparently prisons are divided along gang line, racial lines, and so forth, so it turns out it’s a wonderful breeding ground for racism. Apparently many enter the prisons ignorant of racism or without any gang affiliations and in order to survive that is one of the things that happens you join a gang, crew or stick to your own kind along race and color lines. Thus why any attempts to desegregate prisons have to take this into consideration. They also have to take into consideration that this set up in some ways is ued for protection of some prisoners to stop other groups from brutally raping some group members.
The Rapes themselves happen in a variety of ways. Some of them are physically forced rapes, some are threats, some are extortion, many are psychological or praying on vulnerabilities. I was surprised that many of the same techniques that are used on women in society are also used in these jails. Meaning that rape is not always about force, it’s often about getting power over your target. Men in jail do use force, but they also use psychological techniques to break down their targets and to get them to submit, or become indebted to the aggressor.

Part of what happens with rapes along race lines is likely what is playing a part in changing attitutes and creating racism in these jails. Eg. White males, young males, gay males, and effiminate looking males are prime targets for sexual assults and rapes. However there are no hard and fast rules, in jail anyone can be a target.

Dividing along race lines can provide some protection, but only so much, because men are then often hit upon by members of their own groups for sex as a means of protection.
http://www.aidsmap.com/en/news/BB0BCC36-DADF-4BC7-8CF7-89C58B6B011F.asp

HIV/AIDS
HIV is a very real concern for the US prison authorities. An estimated 2% of the US prison population is HIV-positive – a prevalence four times greater than that of the general American population. The exact prevalence of HIV in prisons varies from state to state: in New York 7% of inmates are infected with HIV, compared to less than 1% in California.
This is a real problem in prison, the prison population has a 4-7 times higher HIV rate than the general population.
HIV rise in the Black Community

I found what I thought might be a correlation between the higher rates of HIV in the black African/American population and the incarceration rates. I was happy to find a couple of articles on this and one study.

Study on AIDS and increase in the black community

[quote]
It is one of the most puzzling mysteries of the AIDS epidemic: Why did blacks, in little more than a dozen years, become nine times as likely as whites to contract a disease once associated almost exclusively with gay white men?

Two researchers say they found the answer in an unlikely place: prison.

Rucker C. Johnson and Steven Raphael of the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley analyzed census data and a federal database containing detailed information on about 850,000 men and women who contracted AIDS between 1982 and 1996.

They discovered that the surge in black AIDS patients — particularly women — since the early 1980s closely tracked the increase in the proportion of black men in America’s prisons, which by the 1990s had become vast reservoirs of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
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What I also found surprising is the number of men estimated to be having male on male sex willingly or unwillingly behind bars. Some research has it at 50%
[quote]Whatever the cause, the AIDS gap is not going away. Other studies suggest that half of all prisoners engage in homosexual sex. But safe-sex programs, key to controlling AIDS in the gay community, are unwelcome inside prison walls.
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Remember there are 2.1 million men behind bars. if the studies are correct that would be about 1.5 million at any given time engaging in male on male sex at some point, in many cases unwillingly and unprotected. When I say unwillingly, I mean that outside of forceful rapes, and psychological cohesion, some men do engage in male on male sex, but if they were not forced to for protection, many men would not choose to engage in male on male sex.
http://www.thebody.com/content/whatis/art46176.html

[quote]”Our women are sharing men who’ve gotten HIV. It’s swirling around us. We cannot pretend it’s not happening and can’t ignore a chance to try and fix it.” While 21% of the state’s population is black, black women represented more than 80% of new HIV cases among women in 2006, the News & Observer reports, adding that a recent study found that most HIV-positive women reported that their last three sexual partners had been in prison the previous year.[/quote]
The men are being released back into the communities and then they are infecting new partners. This most likely why there is a rise in HIV amongst the black population
[quote]
According to prison estimates, screening and treating HIV-positive inmates would cost $21 million annually. However, according to the News & Observer, the estimate is based on a 10% infection rate, which is much higher than any state has reported. An estimated 1.8% of North Carolina’s prison population, about 700 inmates, has HIV or AIDS (Locke, Raleigh News & Observer, 4/13).

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It’s interesting that they base it on 10% infection rate, are they just being over pessimistic or do they have figures that we do not?

I then went to have a quick look at the North Carolina infection rates.

[quote]HIV Transmission Among Black Women — North Carolina, 2004

In 2003, women constituted 28% of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) cases in the United States; approximately 69% of those cases were among non-Hispanic black women (1). Heterosexual transmission is now the most commonly reported mode of HIV transmission among women (1). In North Carolina, black women make up a growing proportion of newly reported HIV infections and, in 2003, the HIV-infection rate for black women in North Carolina was 14 times higher than that for white women (2). Despite this disparity, few epidemiological studies have examined HIV transmission among black women in the United States, particularly those residing in southern states.[/quote]
There has been at least a few studies done however and the findings were interesting.

http://www.champnetwork.org/unshackle

HIV Positive Inmates

Prison Men, Women and AIDS
http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~ruckerj/johnson_raphael_prison-AIDSpaper6-06.pdf
[quote]The magnitudes of the results
suggest that higher incarceration rates among black males explain the lion’s share of the black-white
disparity in AIDS infection rates.[/quote]

It seems along with create more racism for society, prisons are also likely the main reasons for higher HIV rates in the Black African American community based on reentry of the prison population, back into communities.

August 24, 2009 Posted by | Awareness, Black Females, Black Male, black women, CDC, Disease, gay, harassment, Intimidation, Isolation, Minorities, sexual harassment, Skin Heads, Social Control, White Male | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Male Rape. Part 1

Books Male on Male Rape

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963
Male Rape Part 1.

I started doing the research on male rape in US prisons last week. I spent the whole weekend inside doing research. What I found was horrible, disturbing and it’s hard to realise that there are segments of the population that have it as bad, or worst than Targeted Individuals but there are.
Psychological and Health Issues.

After being raped in jail the problems do not stop there. After having their cries for help ignored, their rapes treated with indifference and disdain, and their attempts to seek out justice denied, then these men are released back into society. Some are suicidal, some emotionally disturbed, unable to cope with what has happen to them, which sometimes involves years of sexual assaults, rapes and other forms of victimization’s. Some have to deal with issues of HIV and other diseases. Many are hostile, angry and some even violent. Many have other issues that were not dealt with in prison, or more accurately were created in prison, and then these problems become societies problems.

Repeat offenders who get into crime again because they can not find way to take care of themselves, many have trouble getting a job, society penalizes those who have been in jail or prison. Some are violent and will rape on the outside. Many spread diseases, such as HIV, and other diseases back into communities. Many acquire psychological issues that were not present before their stay in jail.

Some become racist and continue with their new group affiliations that they gained in prisons.

Many never talk about the horrors that they went through, too ashamed to let family and friends know what they had to do to survive, finding very little support on the outside, and the topic of male rape being a punchline for late night comedians, who have no idea how truly disturbing the reality is.

That is the reality of male rape in American prisons, and society, because the problems clearly do not end in the prisons, they branch out into many areas of society and have unforeseen consequences for many communities, health care workers, financially, socially, society in many cases may continue to pay for the care of a former inmate and their multiple unresolved issues.

The only time focus really shifts to prisons is when there are riots, such as the two recent ones that occurred. California where they are trying to desegregate, and in Ky.

Prison Riot article 1

Insurance adjusters look at Kentucky. prison after riot

Prison Rape article 2

Schwarzenegger tours devastation after prison riot
[quote]Diverting that many inmates from state prison cells also will help California comply with a ruling made earlier this summer by a federal judicial panel. The judges ordered the state to reduce its inmate population by 40,000 inmates over two years.

The federal courts have ruled that overcrowding has been the leading cause of unconstitutional inmate medical and mental health care.

“Politicians in Sacramento have swept the problem under the rug for so long,” Schwarzenegger said. “We must be measured and smart about how we go about and create these reductions.”

It’s not clear whether overcrowding played a role in the riot at the Chino prison because various investigations into the incident have yet to be completed. Prison officials said it began with a fight between black and Hispanic inmates.[/quote]

Overcrowding, rapes, and a whole bunch of other issues that have been ignored for way too long. Also since California is trying to desegregate it’s inmate population, you might well see a lot more of these riots, but it’s time focus was placed on these prions. They are vacuums of human decency, and conscience and it’s time that they had the proper focus that is deserved.

August 23, 2009 Posted by | Conspiracy, control, Disease, Drugs, harassment, Insane, Intimidation, sexual harassment, silence, slavery, Social Control, society, White Male | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments