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What does POSRIP stand for?

POSRIP stands for People Organized to Stop Rape of Imprisoned Persons

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Stop Prisoner Rape: A Brief History Stop Prisoner Rape (SPR) was founded in 1980 by Russell Dan Smith as ?People Organized to Stop the Rape of Imprisoned Persons? (POSRIP). The group's mission, as stated in its first newsletter, was to deal ?with the problems of rape, sexual assault, un-consensual sexual slavery, and forced prostitution in the prison context. " Like many of those involved in the early days of the organization, Smith himself was a survivor of rape behind bars.
At its peak the facility held about 500 youths. At times there were inhumane conditions in which youths were attacked and raped by other inmates. Prison activist Russell Smith stated he suffered such attacks there when imprisoned in the 1960s from age 13-15. As an adult (and after time in state and federal prisons), Smith became an activist against prison violence, founding both the "National Gay Prisoner Coalition" (NGPC) and in 1980 People Organized to Stop Rape of Imprisoned Persons.