Sharing a cell with a sex offender 'absolutely inhuman'
Hundreds of sex offenders are being placed in shared prison cells despite warnings that it is dangerous and should be stopped. An advocate for sex abuse survivors, Ken Clearwater, said sharing a cell with a sex offender could be terrifying for inmates who had been raped in the past. The number of double bunked sex offenders fell by 104 between June and October but Mr Clearwater, chair of the Males Survivors of Sexual Abuse, said that was still too high. "To have sex offenders going into double bunking with another male is absolutely inhuman and I just can't believe that they still do it." Mr Beales said prisons ensured no high risk sex offenders were double bunked by using a risk assessment tool for evaluation.