Category Archives: PREA

Graphic Novels to Education Inmates About Reporting Abuse

The American University Washington College of Law, Project on Addressing Prison Rape, in partnership with Ford and Youth Justice Press, has published a number of graph novels to educate inmates, all of which are available here. Sam Survives is the latest … Continue reading

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Sexual Abuse of Juvenile Detainees by Female Staff

The Dark Secret of Juvenile Detention Centers: Nine Out of Every 10 Reporters of Sexual Abuse are Males Victimized by Female Staffers by Josh Voorhees for Slate.com details federal statistics related to sexual abuse of detained juveniles.  According to the … Continue reading

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Indiana Not Complying With PREA

Governor Pence sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on May 15, 2014, which states that Indiana will not come into full compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).  For a copy of the letter and coverage … Continue reading

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New PREA Resources

The National PREA Resource Center has released documents that will be used by auditors to ensure that juvenile facilities are complying with the Prison Rape Elimination Act.  The documents include: (1) a pre-audit questionnaire, (2) the auditor compliance tool, (3) … Continue reading

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Advising Kids About PREA

As the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) is being implemented in the detention centers and the Indiana Department of Correction, defense attorneys and probation officers should consider establishing a protocol to advise the children about their rights and to speak … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Sexual Victimization of Juvenile Inmates

On May 16, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice‘s Bureau of Justice Statistics released a study Sexual Victimization In Prisons and Jails Reported By Inmates, 2011-12.  In 2011-12, juveniles held in adult prisons and jails did not have significantly higher … Continue reading

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