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State Law Maps Consent as a Defense to Sex With Prisoners

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State Criminal Laws Prohibiting Sexual Abuse of Individuals Under Correctional
Supervision: Consent as a Defense
National Institute of Corrections/American University, Washington College of Law – January 2006
Vt.
Wash.

N.H.

Montana

Me.
N.D.

Minn.

Oregon

Mass.
Wis.

Idaho

S. D.
Iowa

Wyoming
Nevada

Neb.
Utah

Ohio

Ill.

WV

In.

Colorado
Kansas

California

N.Y.
Pa.

Mich.

N.C.

Tenn.
Arizona

N. M.

Okla.

Ark.

S.C.
Ms.

Texas
Hawaii

Va.

Ky.

Mo.

RI
Ct.
N.J.
D.C.
Del.
Md.

Al.

Ga.

La.
Florida

Alaska
Consent is explicitly not a defense to staff sexual misconduct with
an offender
Consent is not addressed in the statute

Source: June 2006. The NIC/WCL Project on
Addressing Prison Rape

Statute penalizes offender for engaging in sexual relations with
correctional staff, thus, consent can be inferred

 

 

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