E-NEWS - 2010

Ending Sexual Abuse Behind Bars: A Fight We Can Win

I am pleased to share with you JDI's new Action Update. In this issue you can read how recent research provides grim evidence of something we already knew: sexual violence is epidemic within our country's prisons and jails.

But you can also learn about the broad-based efforts to stop this human rights crisis.

As you will see, innovative programs, bipartisan alliances, and prisoner rape survivors speaking out are all part of the solution. Although the extent of sexual abuse behind bars can be daunting, we hope that you will be inspired by the many ways that people are working to put an end to this terrible violence.

As always, thank you so much for helping JDI protect the rights of inmates.

No matter what crime someone might have committed, rape is not part of the penalty.

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