Strategies to Prevent Prison Rape by Changing the Correctional Culture

Source: Janine M. Zweig and John Blackmore, National Institute of Justice, October 2008

“[S]uccessful strategies and programs for addressing the problem of sexual violence in state prisons” are presented (p. ii). Innovative practices in 11 states include: confronting sexual violence in prisons; changing correctional culture — leadership matters; staff training — showing staff how to create safer prisons; inmate education — helping inmates protect themselves; and the elements of prison culture change.

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