A 16-year-old by the name of Max is one of the cases Liebelson details in her report. Max is held in a maximum security adult prison in Ionia, Michigan.
During his time in prison for armed robbery, Max has been repeatedly raped by grown men he’s forced to bunk with. In one instance, he was tied up and forcefully raped to the point of bleeding for days.
According to Liebelson’s investigation,
Around that time, Max visited the prison health clinic; the medical report says that he had “rectal bleeding” and was “using up laundry, especially underwear.” Max said he was questioned by multiple people, some of them correctional officers. He wanted to tell them about the assault, but didn’t trust them not to tell other inmates or “turn it into a joke.”