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Sex Between Guards and Inmates Could Become a Felony

February 7, 2000
By: Missy Shelton
State Capital Bureau

Sex between a prison guard and an inmate would be a felony under a bill Missouri lawmakers are considering.

Missy Shelton is in Jefferson City with more.

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Some Missouri lawmakers say they want to criminalize sex between an inmate and an employee of the Department of Corrections.

The bill also criminalizes sex between parole officers and parolees.

Quincy Troupe of St Louis is sponsoring the proposal.

He says there's no justification for allowing guards to have sexual relations with inmates.

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Contents: Quincy Troupe says there's no way to justify it when there are plenty of other people to have sex with and if people do have sex with inmates, they ought to be in jail with them.

No one spoke in opposition to the bill at a recent public hearing.

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