The Department of Justice finally issued its long-delayed national standards aimed at ending the crisis of sexual abuse in U.S. corrections facilities. Mandated by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003, the new regulations are a milestone in the effort to end rape and other forms of sexual victimization of inmates. The PREA standards are immediately binding on federal prisons; other facilities have one year to comply.
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Survivors of prisoner rape have been leading the fight for strong federal regulations to eliminate this abuse. In this short film, members of JDI's Survivor Council celebrate the historic PREA standards.
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