PRESS RELEASES - 2007

House Judiciary Subcommittee to Review the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA).

Stop Prisoner Rape (SPR) believes that all prisoner rape survivors should be able to seek redress in court, and that the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA) unfairly prevents them from doing so. Thanks to the efforts of the Coalition to Stop Abuse and Violence Everywhere (SAVE), of which SPR is a founding member, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security will review the PLRA at a hearing tomorrow afternoon, November 8, 2007, in Washington, DC. SPR has submitted written testimony for the Representatives and has signed on to the testimony prepared by the SAVE Coalition. In addition, Garrett Cunningham, a prisoner rape survivor and member of SPR’s Board of Directors, will be among the witnesses testifying at the hearing.

The hearing will take place at 1:30 p.m. at 2141 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC.

To read SPR’s testimony for the Subcommittee, click here: Testimony of SPR

For more information please contact Melissa Rothstein at 213.384.1400 x 101 or mrothstein@spr.org.