JDI IN THE NEWS - 2002

7Up to pull prison rape commercial, Prisonsucks.com, May 25, 2002.

A campaign led by Stop Prisoner Rape and endorsed by our sponsor the Prison Policy Initiative has succeeded in getting 7Up to stop airing a national television commercial that makes light of rape in prison.

"Nearly 100 organizations spoke out to say that prisoner rape is a horrific human rights abuse that must be taken seriously," said Stop Prisoner Rape Executive Director Lara Stemple, "and we're happy 7UP has listened."