Will PREA Standards Keep Kids Out of Jail and Prison?

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was signed into law in 2003, but implementation has been slow and complex.  PREA Standard 115.14 requires that adult facilities implement policies that segregate minors from older prisoners.

As Prisons Prepare for PREA, Impact on Youthful Inmates May Be Major, by James Swift, theorizes that one way that prisons, jails, and lockups may respond to this standard is to advocate for changes in the law that would keep more children in juvenile court or at least bar holding children in pretrial detention in adult facilities.

For statistics on juvenile inmate victimization, see this previous post.  See also Just Detention International for additional resources.

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One Response to Will PREA Standards Keep Kids Out of Jail and Prison?

  1. Pingback: Indiana Not Complying With PREA | Indiana Juvenile Justice Blog

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