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Judge tells young man he will be ‘raped every day’ in prison

Judge Christina Argyres (photo courtesy of New Mexico State Gov.) Isaiah Gay (photo courtesy of Facebook)

Judge Christina Argyres (photo courtesy of New Mexico State Gov.) Isaiah Gay (photo courtesy of Facebook)

One New Mexico judge recently scared a young thief straight by telling him the sad truth about prison rape and abuse.

Twenty-year-old Isaiah Gay was standing before the judge Tuesday, awaiting his sentencing for committing several burglaries 2 years ago, when Bernalillo County District Court Judge Christina Argyres asked him what he thought could happen if the 15-year jail term he was facing was ordered. According to NY Daily News, the young man assumed he would be beaten, but Argyres let him know that things could get much worse.

Gay, a first-time offender, expressed remorse for his actions. “I did the things I did all because I was impulsive … I was just being young and dumb,” he told Argyres.

But the judge wasn’t satisfied with his response.

“Do you know what would happen to a young, a dumb person in prison? …You would probably be raped everyday, number one,” she said. “You would be beat up every other day.”

The judge then reminded him that his offenses were actually similar to what he would be subjected to in the pen.

“The issue with residential burglary, again, it’s almost like a rape, because it is such an invasion and such an intrusion on somebody’s life and their property,” Argyres said.

The judge said she did not want Gay to experience the horrors of prison, so she gave him 5 years probation instead of putting him behind bars. She added that if he did not behave while on probation, he would be sent to prison.

Argyres added, “Again, he’s going to be somebody’s — I hate to use the word ‘b-tch,’ but that’s exactly what he’s going to be, and I don’t want to destroy Mr. Gay’s life.”


  1. Nigg.Newton on October 30, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    So instead of doing your TIME, prison rape is the sentence.

    BLACK FOLKS — do know you can SUE the STATE if you are RAPED IN PRISON…

    You are STATE PROPERTY and must be protected while your rehabilitation in PRISON — occurs. He should have HIT her with that fine point!

  2. Rusty Reiter on October 31, 2015 at 1:58 am

    It is insane that this is routine business-as-usual. History will see us as the barbarians we are in the US when it comes to prisons.

  3. cupcake333 on November 1, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    she is advocationg rape as a punishment , any prison caught rapping a person get extra time and confine ment so what kind of judge would say this? and what was her point , we know there is corruption in there but many go in and dont get rapped . it depends on your association once in there .. all young men going in dont get beat up even . you join no gang you get harrassed period

    • Cee jay on November 1, 2015 at 9:59 pm

      Well, he if he behave and follow the conditions of his probation, he will have no problem with prison rape. She wasn’t advocating anything, she’s just keeping it real. He should be grateful she showed compassion. She also said,she didn’t want to ruin his life. Let this be a wake up call for his ass,no pun intended.

  4. Deandra Tucker on November 1, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    I hope that he takes this chance to do better.More judges for helping a person