Most people do not face harassment and violence in prison. But incarcerated people experience these at a much higher rate than people outside. You are more likely to face these issues in prison.
Prison systems allow guards to use force to control prisoners. But laws do not allow for the use of "excessive force." The line between what is acceptable force and excessive force is not always well-defined.
There are a few ways that you can report harassment and violence in prison. How you report it depends on who hurt you. And you may not always want to report it.
Discrimination does occur in prison, but you have legal rights.
How does the American prison system protect the rights of LGBTQ+ people? Does it offer any special onsidersations? Let's take a look.