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The records: Information and statistics about rape in U.S. prisons.
Why you’d want them: To learn more about the problem and what is being done about it.
Where you get them: Go to the website for the National Institute of Justice — the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice — www.nij.gov. Click on the “All Topics A-Z” link and then scroll down to “Prison Rape.”
How much the records will cost: The information is free.