IN RECENT YEARS, the courts have begun to recognize the critical problem of homosexual attacks occurring in our prisons. However, prior to the decision in People v. Harmon, one who escaped from prison for fear of such homosexual attacks could not avail himself of the defense of duress or coercion, in order to have the question submitted to the jury.
Berger, Richard S.
"Escape from Prision; Defenses; Duress; Homosexual Attacks; People v. Harmon,"
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