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Here's How You Can Help LGBT Survivors Of Prison Rape This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Words of Hope" is a campaign spearheaded by Just Detention International that aims to remind survivors of prison rape that they are not alone or forg...

Elise Foley

Solitary Confinement Report Puts Immigration Advocates In Tough Spot | Elise Foley | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There's a long-simmering tension between President Barack Obama's administration and immigrant rights advocates, who support his views, ...

Bringing Holiday Hope to Sexual Abuse Survivors Behind Bars

Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Leighton Woodhouse

In the time it takes to write a tweet, you can bring peace and hope to a sexual abuse victim behind bars.

The Supreme Court's Decision on Strip Searches Will Make Jails More Dangerous

Lovisa Stannow | Posted 06.18.2012 | Crime
Lovisa Stannow

The practice of strip searching all jail inmates, just because they are detainees, is a violation of basic human rights and unnecessary. It is also a recipe for sexual abuse.

Kathleen Miles

You Won't Believe What He Does On Skid Row (VIDEO) | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.29.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Troy Isaac never made it past the fifth grade. "I was locked up when I was 12 and didn't make it out until I was 36," he said. As so...

Reaching Out to Those Most Alone at Christmas

Lovisa Stannow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lovisa Stannow

Every year, over 100,000 youth, men, and women are sexually abused in American's prisons and jails. The majority are victimized not by other inmates, but by facility staff -- the agents of our government whose job it is to protect them.

Instant (and free) karma for the holidays

Christal Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Christal Smith

It's extremely heartening in this time of financial belt tightening to see more and more of my friends making charitable donations for the holidays in...

Sexual Abuse Shatters the Lives of Inmates

Lovisa Stannow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lovisa Stannow

Last week, like most weeks, Just Detention International received some 40 letters from survivors of sexual abuse in detention -- still behind bars, unable to get away from their assailants.

Putting An End To Prison Rape

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

There is a prison in Texas where 15.7% of the inmates were raped in the preceding year alone. In any country that likes to think of itself as a beacon of freedom, this is outrageous and must be stopped.