Rape as Police/Prosecutorial Intimidation Tool

A big story starting on the front page of Sunday’s Chicago Tribune asks the question,

Why do
people
falsely
confess?

Experts: It happens
more than you think

It’s starts with Kevin Fox, the father of daughter Riley, found dead in a Will County creek.

He explains, “He knew he hadn’t sexually assaulted his 3-year old daughter, but police had rejected his requests for a lawyer and told him they would arrange for inmates to rape him in jail.”

You may think that threat nonsense.

I don’t.

The relationship between law enforcement offices in Will County and those who run the state prison are close.

Close enough that one former Will County State’s Attorney told me he could arrange for a prisoner to be put in a cell with someone who would rape him.

Justice, American-style, I guess.


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