Heather Wells, 30, an inmate at Washington’s Purdy women’s prison, gave birth to a 9-pound, 13-ounce girlat St. (AP)
Heather Wells, 30, an inmate at Washington's Purdy women's prison, contended a prison guard impregnated her through forced sex. (AP)

Prison sex-abuse cases grow, but prosecutions are rare

Sexual-misconduct complaints in Washington prisons have more than quadrupled in a decade. Prison officials say they take the issue seriously but that few cases can be substantiated. Critics contend that even guards who are convicted have gotten off with light sentences.

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