Linda Pressly at BBC News: Prison rape: Is the US doing enough to protect inmates?

This is Alabama’s maximum security facility for women - a place where stories of rape and sexual assault are legion.

On a Sunday morning, Robert Chancey joins a queue of relatives waiting to visit the inmates. He has come to see Monica Washington, his cousin. Toddling along beside Robert, is Monica’s little girl - growing tall and strong while her mother serves 20 years for robbery.

Away from the prison, Robert explains how Monica got pregnant. “She was raped in prison. She had the baby by one of the guards.”