Albuquerque, New Mexico – A sadistic judge is under fire after it was reported that she told an 18-year-old boy that he would “probably be raped every day” if he went to jail. Isaiah Gay was standing trial for burglary when Judge Christina Argyres gave him a horrific depiction of the type of violence and abuse that he would suffer if she decided to send him to prison.
When Gay told the judge “I did the things I did all because I was impulsive… I was just being young and dumb,” she responded by saying that he was weak and that he would be quickly made into someone’s “bitch.”
The judge told him, “Do you know what would happen… to a young dumb person in prison? Do you have any idea what would happen to you? You would probably be raped every day, for one. And I hate to sound like that, you know — rude, but that’s exactly what would happen to you.”
“Again, he’s going to be somebody’s —I hate to use the word ‘bitch’, but that’s exactly what he’s going to be… so I am willing to put him on probation.” she added.
Prison rape is one of the unspoken horrors of American culture, and sadly, it is a topic that many people take lightly because of their bias against the victims. Surely, if a person were to tell someone that they would be raped in any other type of circumstance it would be unacceptable. However, because this is a judge talking about someone on trial, there is no sympathy for his potential victimization.
It is possible that the judge was attempting to scare the young man away from a life of crime, and ironically enough, Argyres seems like she actually has a heart. But even so, it is barbaric for people within the system to not only allow this problem to continue, but to use it is as a constant threat to keep people in line.
John Vibes is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter-culture and the drug war. In addition to his writing and activist work, he organizes a number of large events including the Free Your Mind Conference, which features top caliber speakers and whistle-blowers from all over the world. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page. You can find his 65 chapter Book entitled “Alchemy of the Timeless Renaissance” at bookpatch.com.