Definitions

Prisoner-on-prisoner sexual violence:  Abusive sexual contact and non-consensual sexual acts between or among prisoners without the other prisoner’s consent or with a prisoner who is unable to consent or refuse.

  • Abusive sexual contact: Physical contact (either direct­ly or through the clothing) with another prisoner for sexual purposes, including intentional touching of sexual areas but not including non-consensual sexual acts.
  • Non-consensual sexual acts: Non-consensual intercourse, cunnilingus, fellatio or any other intrusion or penetration, however slight, of any part of a person’s body or of any object into the genital or anal openings of another person’s body.

Staff overfamiliarity:  Conduct between an employee and a prisoner which has resulted in or is likely to result in intimacy, including but not limited to a kiss or a hug, or a close personal or non-work related association.

Staff sexual harassment:  Verbal or written statements or comments of a sexual nature directed by staff to a prisoner, demeaning references to gender or derogatory verbal or written statements or comments about body or clothing directed by staff to a prisoner, or profane or obscene language or gestures of a sexual nature directed by staff to a prisoner.

Staff sexual misconduct:  A sexual act directed by an employee toward a prisoner, including any of the following:

  • An attempted, threatened or requested sexual act or helping, advising or encouraging another employee to engage in a sexual act.
  • The intentional touching, either directly or through clothing, of a prisoner’s genitals, anus, groin, breast, inner thigh or buttocks with the intent to abuse, arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person.
  • Invasion of privacy for sexual gratification, indecent exposure or voyeurism.