JDI IN THE NEWS - 2010

Karen Ocamb, Tell the Obama Administration – Stop the Rape of Prisoners Now, LGBT POV Blog, May 10, 2010

Change.org is trying to stop the rape of prisoners and is asking for your help. They need you to sign a petition to US Attorney General Eric Holder which must be submitted tonight. The project was started by Just Detention International in response to the Department of Justice opening of a 60-day public comment period last March 10 on national standards addressing sexual abuse in detention. “Released last June by a bipartisan federal commission, these common-sense measures have the potential to help end sexual abuse in detention. But the standards are opposed by some powerful corrections leaders. These officials argue that it is too expensive to stop prisoner rape, and they seem to have a great deal of influence over the Department of Justice,” the group says.

Change.org set up a site so you can send a letter below that will be entered into the official record as a public comment urging the Attorney General to enact strong standards to end sexual abuse behind bars. Click here.



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