The healthcare mission of the Federal Bureau of Prisons is to provide essential medical and dental services to inmates. Prior to admission to the all newly committed inmates undergo an initial medical assessment by medical staff.
MDC Los Angeles has Health Services staff on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Sexually Abusive Behavior Prevention and Intervention: An incident is considered Inmate-on-Inmate Abuse/Assault when any sexually abusive behavior occurs between two or more inmates, An incident is considered Staff-on-Inmate Abuse/Assault when any sexually abusive behavior is initiated by a staff member toward one or more inmates, It is also considered Staff-on-Inmate Abuse/Assault if a staff member willingly engages in sexual acts or contacts that are initiated by an inmate.
According to federal law (Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003) sexually
abusive behavior is defined as rape, carnal knowledge, oral sodomy, sexual assault with an object, sexual fondling, and sexual misconduct.
Rape is the carnal knowledge, oral sodomy, or sexual assault with an
object or sexual fondling of a person forcibly or against the persons will.
Carnal knowledge, oral sodomy, or sexual assault with an object or sexual fondling of a person not forcibly or against the persons will is also considered rape; where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his or her youth or temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity is also considered rape, Carnal knowledge is defined as contact between the penis and vulva or the penis and the anus, including penetration of any sort, however slight Oral sodomy is defined as contact between the mouth and the penis, the mouth and the vulva, or the mouth and the anus, Sexual assault with an object can include use of any hand, finger, object, or other instrument to penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body.