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Prison Rape Elimination Act

10 Things Season Four Of "Orange Is the New Black" Gets Wrong About Life In A Women's Prison

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 07.28.2016 | Entertainment
Chandra Bozelko

But the new episodes distort realities of life and law in the modern women's prison, namely that the prisoners pay for not only their own mistakes, but everyone else's too. Here are 10 ways the show gets life in a women's prison all wrong.

Donald Trump's VP Pick Bashed Law To Combat Prison Rape

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― When Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate last week, it was a nod to th...

Black Trans Inmate Ashley Diamond Alleges New Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Ashley Diamond, a 36-year-old transgender black woman, has been serving time in various men's prisons for the past three years for offenses including ...

Why Ending Prison Rape Is More Difficult Than Congress Thought

The Marshall Project | MAURICE CHAMMAH | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

Three years ago, the young man who would later be known as John Doe 1 shuffled into the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia, Michigan. T...

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...

Not Always a Happy Mother's Day

Keela Hailes | Posted 07.11.2014 | DC
Keela Hailes

The separation that existed between my son and I put a damper on my special day. As I read the cards, and looked at the balloon's and stuffed animals that were given to me, my mind and heart were divided by two.

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...

Ryan J. Reilly

DOJ Threatens To Withhold Grants From States That Aren't Protecting Prisoners From Rape | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is threatening to withhold grant money from states if they don't comply with federal standards intended to reduce...

Landmark Prison Rape Law 'Could Save Lives'

Simon McCormack | Posted 09.05.2013 | Crime

Ten years after the passage of landmark legislation designed to curb and eventually eliminate rape behind bars, prisoner advocates remain confident th...

Study: Colo. Women's Prison Tops Nation In Reported Sexual Assaults By Staff

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 05.17.2013 | Denver

A Colorado women's prison has the highest rate of inmates who report having been sexually assaulted by a staff member in the nation, according to a st...

How We Can Keep Children Out Of Adult Jails

Posted 03.18.2013 | Impact

By Liz Ryan, TakePart Jonathan McClard was 16 years old when he was arrested and convicted as an adult for a shooting at a Jackson, Missouri, carwa...

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...

It Makes Economic Sense To Stop Prisoners From Getting Raped: DoJ

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.15.2012 | Business

In terms of dollars and cents, it makes sense to try and prevent prison rape. That's the conclusion of a recent report from the Department of Justi...

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.

Prison Rape Standards: A Start, But Only a Start

Eli Lehrer | Posted 07.21.2012 | Crime
Eli Lehrer

Within a few years, the official rape prevention rules in every correctional facility in the country will be a lot better than they were a decade ago. The problem, however, isn't going to go away until a real cultural shift takes place in America.

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...

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.

When Good Isn't Enough

Lovisa Stannow | Posted 05.06.2012 | Crime
Lovisa Stannow

Over the last year, Janet Napolitano has resisted application of the Prison Rape Elimination Act to facilities run by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, arguing that planned changes to the agency's internal policies would be sufficient.

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...

Trauma Compounded: The Plight of LGBT Immigration Detainees

End ICE Abuse | Posted 01.02.2012 | Latino Voices
End ICE Abuse

It is absolutely critical that the Obama administration act to address this devastating problem by ensuring that all immigration detainees, including those who are LGBT, are covered under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).

Battling Prison Rape: Immigration Detainees Deserve Protection, Too

End ICE Abuse | Posted 12.29.2011 | Latino Voices
End ICE Abuse

As a first step to address the systemic problem of sexual assault in immigration custody, the Obama administration must ensure that the final DOJ rule implementing PREA covers all immigration detainees, including the hundreds, if not thousands, of victims who remain voiceless and vulnerable under the current system.

Immigration Detainees Fear Rape and Death

End ICE Abuse | Posted 12.27.2011 | Latino Voices
End ICE Abuse

There is one immediate thing the Obama administration can do to help ensure the protection of immigration detainees: make sure that all detainees are covered under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003.