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Judge tells 18-year-old offender he 'would probably be raped every day' in prison

Published 30/10/2015

Mr Gay received five years probation for the burglary
Mr Gay received five years probation for the burglary

A judge in New Mexico reportedly told an 18-year-old offender he would “probably be raped every day” if he went to jail.

The exchange happened in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA where Isaiah Gay, 18, was standing trial for burglary.

According to the Independent Journal Review, he told Judge Christina Argyres: “I did the things I did all because I was impulsive… I was just being young and dumb.”

Judge Argyres reportedly responded saying: “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.”

Mr Gay did not receive a prison sentence, but five years of probation. Part of the reason he received this punishment, it seems, is because Judge Argyres was concerned he would be someone’s “bitch”.

ddressing Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court, she said: “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.”

Mr Gay reportedly faced a 15-year jail term for the crime of ‘burglarising homes’ with friends.


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