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Prisoner abuse is the mistreatment of persons while they are under arrest or incarcerated. Abuse falling into this category includes:

Psychological abuse

White noise

The endless playing of random static (similar to that of unused TV frequencies) with no pattern; this can cause insanity and mental disorders.


Needless insults and profanity to prisoners to gain a feeling of superiority by any figure of authority.

Enablement of Sexual Predators

Prisoners are sometimes intentionally housed with known rapists of other prisoners by prison guards, or protection from known rapists is purposely withheld. That's cruel and unusual punishment for prisoners. These practices create a very high incidence of rape in US prisons. This was the topic of the 2001 report No Escape from Human Rights Watch.

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