This kind of crime is unreal. That our system is doing it to kids is just unforgivable. You are right, there is this attitude that this is part of the jail experience and the prisoners somehow deserve this is unacceptable. Another example is a kid in a southern state that was a local problem child but one day he was picked up by a local "pillar" of the community who had "affairs" with teen boys. His reaction was to pull a knife and defend himself. The sheriff's reaction was to charge him with murder and he was convicted because, well, you have to know this kid...He eventually got out on appeals and a new trial after years in prison. The appeals were based on the fact that the judge wouldn't let the jury hear the "victim"'s fairly extensive track record of molesting teens. All based on the fact that he was a "bad kid". A bad kid may deserve jail, detention, suspension, appropriate spanking, expulsion, grounding...but not rape!
God grant me
The Serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The Courage to change the things I can,
And the Wisdom to know the difference.