A federal PRISON RAPE HOTLINE must be established. American prisoners require a toll-free hotline number to report sexual assaults directly to the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ), which has a duty to protect all institutionalized persons. Most rapes of inmates are done by correctional officers or by other inmates with the knowledge of correctional officers. Presently, prisoners must report sexual assaults to perpetrators' co-workers and friends, and their complaints are often ignored. Rape is a violent crime, and rape behind bars is prisoner torture. The federal toll-free PRISON RAPE HOTLINE number must be given to every prisoner to report sexual assaults 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Calls to the USDOJ PRISON RAPE HOTLINE must initiate immediate an investigation of the allegations, and corrective action must be taken. Inmates who report sexual assaults must be immediately removed from their alleged perpetrators' access to prevent retaliation. Sexual assaults must cease to be a "normal" part of incarceration.

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