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Rikers Island Almost Never Reports Sexual Assaults To Police

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 10.20.2015 | Crime

Rape and sexual abuse of Rikers Island inmates are almost never reported to police, a New York City government watchdog asserts in a new court filing....

Promoting Prison Rape: Shortsighted Policies Put Trans Prisoners at Risk of Sexual Assault

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 06.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Christopher Zoukis

As May came to an end there was a buzz of hope and progress amongst the transgender prisoner population at FCI Petersburg, a medium-security federal prison in Petersburg, Virginia.

Elise Foley

House Democrats: LGBT Immigrant Minors Need Better Protections | Elise Foley | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 60 House members demanded in a letter sent Monday to the Obama administration that it provide more information on when it will im...

Elise Foley

Complaint Alleges Sexual Abuse In Immigrant Detention Center | Elise Foley | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Legal groups alleged this week that employees of a family immigration detention facility in Karnes City, Texas, harassed and sexually ab...

Ryan J. Reilly

Seven Republican Governors Won't Comply With Anti-Rape Rules | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican governors in seven states -- Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Nebraska, Texas and Utah -- are either ignoring or refusing to...

Prisoner Rape Certification Deadline an Opportunity, Not a Threat

Lovisa Stannow | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Lovisa Stannow

Prisoner rape is devastating; It is also preventable. This crisis will only end if corrections agencies across the country take full responsibility for the safety of their detainees. The May 15 PREA certification process is an important moment for governors to declare their commitment.

Elise Foley

Major Step Taken Toward Preventing Sexual Abuse In Immigrant Detention | Elise Foley | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Homeland Security announced Friday that it has finalized regulations to prevent sexual abuse in immigrant detention ce...

Taking Rape Out of a Prison Sentence And Why it Matters To LGBT People

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Since launching our Voice to Voice conversation series in January, we've tackled lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender literature, Black History Mont...

An Overdue Step in Protecting Detained Immigrants From Rape and Sexual Assault, But More Work Remains

Katharina Obser | Posted 07.21.2012 | Impact
Katharina Obser

That the Obama administration has articulated in no uncertain terms that the Prison Rape Elimination Act should apply to all confinement is a huge victory for the countless detained individuals around the country.

Elise Foley

Obama Administration Expands Prison Rape Elimination Act To Protect Immigrants | Elise Foley | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigrant detainees will no longer be treated differently under the law than prison inmates for purposes of rape prevention, the Obama a...

Elise Foley

Congressmen Urge DHS To Adopt Rape-Prevention Rules | Elise Foley | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of House members is urging the Obama administration this week to apply the same rape-prevention measures to immigrant...

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.