Justice Department Releases Final Rule to Prevent, Detect and Respond to Prison Rape

Source: National Resource Center for the Elimination of Prison Rape, May 2012

The Justice Department today released a final rule to prevent, detect and respond to sexual abuse in confinement facilities, in accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA). This landmark rule sets national standards for four categories of facilities: adult prisons and jails, lockups, community confinement facilities and juvenile facilities. Today’s rule is the first-ever federal effort to set standards aimed at protecting inmates in all such facilities at the federal, state and local levels.
See also:
Full text of ruling
Executive Summary
Regulatory Impact Assessment
Presidential Memorandum

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